Tear Water Tea

Saradha Koirala


A baby grows from a poppyseed, a lizard is chased into dust. Remembering grandparents, dreaming of houses, contemplating nature and the nature of contemplation. This is the stuff of Tear Water Tea.

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“Koirala’s second collection strikes more towards the sacred, the absolute. In it, Koirala successfully navigates deep moments of contemplation and delves into questions about her own personal spirituality. She flirts with scripture, mortality, embodiment and sexuality, with the same nimble touch that readers will recognise from her first, rather beautiful collection, The Wit of the Staircase (2009).”

– Lynley Edmeades, Landfall Online

About the author

Saradha Koirala lives, writes and works in Wellington and is of Nepali and Pākehā descent. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters and her poetry has been published in the Listener, broadsheet, Hue & Cry, Turbine, Sport and Lumière Reader. She has taught English at secondary schools since 2005, but still can’t believe her luck in having a job where she can speak in and about metaphors all day.


Additional information

Dimensions 148 × 210 mm