Aletheia is an ancient Greek word meaning unconcealed, unclosedness, disclosure or truth; reflections of the striving created through my allegiance to existential philosophy and psychotherapy. ‘Theia’ is a hypothesized ancient planetary-mass object in the early Solar System and it is believed that our moon was formed by a violent, head-on collision between the early Earth and a “planetary embryo” (Theia) approximately 100 million years after the Earth formed. The title of the chapbook wanted to portray my preoccupations and yearnings that are rooted in beliefs and searches of wildly unique worlds, both within and without, ultimately shedding light on my poetry writing process. ale(theia) is a dedication to the intimate unraveling of the geography, anatomy and vulnerability of my life’s encounters.
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1 April 2018
This thin volume by Indian psychologist and poet Kripi Malviya is a case study in the minute made eloquent. Simple words simply put bring out the themes of psychic discovery, awareness, and transcendence that make up the work of this unique writer both on and off the page. Her expertise in multiple fields shows in the diction of technicality mixed with that of the sublime, which together portray a mind turned inside out.
Malviya’s poems have distinctly articulated exit and entry points without turning into jelled shibboleths. She abandons the measured sedative of easily digested themes in favour of abstraction and synthesis. You can wear the poem however you wish but you are always reminded of the deft hand that cut through their cloth.