Mukesh Williams

by Best Poem


High in the belfry of the Dominican church
The sultry bees build a
Well-organized, u-shaped hive
Like Rubens venerated
Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Transferring body and soul
Into heavenly glory
The sweetness of life and
The sweetness of religion
Become one at immense heights.

Mukesh Williams has been published in Indian, Canadian, Caribbean, and American journals such as Indian Verse, The Journal of Indian Writing in English, Muse India, Centrifugal Eye, The Blue Fog Journal of Poetry, Foliate Oak, Plankton, and Best Poem. His poetry possesses a startling mixture of Japanese minimalism and Foucaldian coups and carries with it an uncanny postmodernist signature. His works have been quoted in reputed journals around the world from The Journal of Commonwealth Literature to The Other Voices International Project, and listed in the World Poetry Directory of UNESCO 2008. Williams has published two books of poems, Nakasendo and Other Poems (2006) and Moving Spaces, Changing Places (2007); and is now working on a third book The Figural Moment. His latest co-authored book, Representing India: Literatures, Politics, and Identities (first published in January 2008 and reprinted in September 2008), has been favorably reviewed in many journals and newspapers. He teaches at Keio University-SFC and Soka University, Japan and can be contacted through his blog site.