Today's poem is "Cranberry Sauce Provides an Improper Dressing for the Modern Turkey"
from The Cardiologist's Daughter

Two Sylvias Press

Natasha Kochicheril Moni is a first-generation American of Dutch and East Indian descent. She completed her BA in Child Development at Tufts University, premedical education at Mills College, and is a naturopathic medical student at Bastyr University. Born in the North and raised in the South, Natasha finds home in the Pacific Northwest. Here, her funny little habits of collecting model hearts, skulls, feathers, and miscellaneous bones are tolerated (generally). She feels fortunate to sip on a glass of red to the background of the Olympic Mountains—to be within walking distance from the Puget Sound, and to be in community with cutting-edge writers and health care practitioners, alike. Her poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews have been published in over fifty journals, recognized in competitions, and awarded her a Puffin Foundation grant.

Books by Natasha Kochicheril Moni:

Other poems on the web by Natasha Kochicheril Moni:
Five poems
Three poems
Five poems
Two poems

Natasha Kochicheril Moni's Website.

About The Cardiologist's Daughter:

"The Cardiologist's Daughter is the debut poetry collection of poet and medical student, Natasha Kochicheril Moni. Lovingly rendered and tenderly drawn, Natasha Kochicheril Moni's poems pulse with wonder and compassion as she examines the concerns of the heart. ~ Kim Barnes Author of In the Kingdom of Men Natasha Moni is the poet who comes to us "from the clan of butterfly watchers.” I love her poems in this book, I suggest you open it to a poem such as "As in Dutch, As in You" or her sequence of the "Cardiologist's daughter" and you will find a voice which is able to find lyric in moments of each day, to find music in medicine, to find strange clarity in each of us. This is a beautiful debut. "
—Ilya Kaminsky

"This doctor's daughter sings of the literal as well as the figurative heart, in poems that are haunting and elegiac. Moni’s love of the language of medicine and anatomy, as well as a deep respect for her Indian and Dutch family roots, are evident throughout these delightful poems. Though her life path may evolve differently than her Cardiologist father's, they both bend toward healing as art."
—Peter Pereira

"Natasha Moni writes with unflinching honesty and subtle surprise. The Cardiologist’s Daughter is both cryptic and conversational, self-deprecating and transcendent – a tender homage to her Indian and Dutch family roots and an intense reflection on the quest for personal identity."
—Anjali Banerjee

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