The sixty poems in The Tree Outside My Window is a Drama Queen are short pieces, and can be read in bursts. They coalesce around nature, and in contrast, technology. Often, Matta’s poems speak of gayness and its proscription in this country.
Arpita teaches English literature at an undergraduate degree college in rural Bengal. She is too emotionally invested in lesbian romances and queer fanfiction (and fandom in general), and can be found reading either of those at inappropriate times and places.