Category Archives: Padma Venkatraman

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #170: Richard Blanco

Richard Blanco was the writer of three critically acclaimed, award-winning poetry collections (Metropolis of a Hundred Fires, Instructions to the Seashore of the Lifeless, and On the lookout for the Gulf Motel) when he acquired an invite to be the Inaugural Poet for Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration. Solely 4 different poets—Elizabeth Alexander, Miller Williams, […]

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #163: Padma Venkatraman

Oceanographer-turned-writer Padma Venkatraman’s fourth novel The Bridge House is about within the metropolis of Chennai, in southern India, and particulars the experiences of eleven-year-old Viji, who, alongside together with her developmentally disabled sister Rukku, runs away from her abusive alcoholic father. Viji should discover a residence protected from predatory males, and work out how the […]