"The poems in this award-winning collection reveal a bold voice that brings us on a tour through emotional and literal landscapes as fluid as the tides."
-Rena Priest, Washington State Poet Laureate and American Book Award Winner for Patriarchy Blues (MoonPath Press)
"Rhythms, images, and juxtapositions in these poems flow like waves filling and emptying, from past to present to what might be-all while glorying in occlusions. Sati Mookherjee's lively word play questions our definitions, boundaries around spaces, and leads to fresh and original epiphanies...With extraordinary detail, this poet illustrates myriad 'ways of being.'"
-Sharon Hashimoto, 2022 Washington State Book Award Winner for More American
"A wonderful evocation of the sea, fresh and experimental use of language...the poems breathe."
-Alice Derry, author of Asking and Sally Albiso Award Judge
"Ways of Being exposes the spaces in which we 'wait for something to begin or for something to end' and evokes the hours, yearning and 'stuttered rain' that fill them. These are visceral, wonderful poems."
-Susan Landgraf, author of What We Bury Changes the Ground