Daya Bhat writes poetry in English and Kannada. She has also co-translated a memoir and a biography from Kannada to English which are yet to be
published.Her articles have appeared in The Times Of India and some of her poems that are not included in the book are available in online forums and journals like New Asian Writing.com and contentwriter(dot)in. Her prior occupations are related to teaching and computer software. Apart from creative writing, her interests include painting, reading and blogging. She lives in Bangalore with her husband and daughter.This is her first collection of poems.
‘A Maiden of 29’ is published by the Writers Workshop (Kolkata, India). It is not theme based and the poems can be read by picking any one at random. The poems are lucid expressions of gratitude, hope, will
power, contemplation and at times a subtle objection to certain unacceptable, deep rooted and unalterable prejudices. The subjects and objects of the poems are people, places and incidents that the author has closely observed and personally interacted with, while navigating through life so far. Each one can relate to the poems in their own way.