Renee Sarojini Saklikar draws large crowd to SFU Woodward’s for launch of new book of poems, The Georgia Straight

Saklikar Air India Remembrance Stanley ParkPhoto by Charlie Smith for The Georgia Straight.

Renee Sarojini Saklikar draws large crowd to SFU Woodward’s for launch of new book of poems, The Georgia Straight:

Last night in front of a capacity crowd at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at SFU Woodward’s, Saklikar characterized the 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182 as “such an interrupted story”.

That’s because the lives of those affected were so shattered—indeed, interrupted—by the world’s worst case of aviation terrorism prior to 9/11.

“Every time I talk about Air India outside the language of poetry, it feels blunt,” Saklikar said. “It feels clichéd. It feels staged.”

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