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Mohineet Kaur Boparai

Mohineet Kaur Boparai is a poet and author who was born in India and now lives in Brampton, Ontario. She holds a masters in English and a PhD. Boparai has been published widely internationally.


Poems that Never Were

Kolkata: Writers Workshop, 2007.



Toronto: Mawenzi House, 2019.
PS8603.O637 P65 2019
Also available as an E-book (Access restricted to members of the university community)

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Ma misses the sun, warmth and colors of their faraway homeland, but her daughter sees magic in everything — the clouds in the winter sky, the “firework” display when she throws an armful of snow into the air, making snow angels, tasting snowflakes. And in the end, her joy is contagious. Home is where family is, after all.

Polychromasia, as the word implies, metaphorically looks at the many hues of life as it is lived, especially in India. It takes on love, through confessional poems, the biosphere through the idea of geographical space over human time, patriarchy, class, and caste as it affects people, and the practice and appreciation of art.


The Wind in a Seashell

USA: After the Pause Press, 2016.

Publisher’s Synopsis

Mohineet Kaur Boparai’s poetry continually presses secrets into the reader’s hands, like the sea washing upon the shore. Each poem is a refreshment in the process of waking to beauty and finding newness where a mind once thought pedantry had sunk in. Each passing line is a window onto water our mind wishes to drink. Boparai effortlessly graces the literary palette with as much as it could ever wish to have in one work of poetry. From an elegant voice, in the author’s words, “”biology and geography come morphed in paint and pigment.”” The words breathe a new type of oxygen that poetry needs.


Mohineet Kaur Boparai personal website

Publisher Mawenzi House