Join us for a literary evening with poet, artist and documentary film-maker Imtiaz Dharker. Winner of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014, Imtiaz Dharker is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and is on the editorial board of Poems on the Underground. Her collections include Postcards from god, I speak for the devil, The terrorist at my table (Penguin India and Bloodaxe Books UK), Leaving Fingerprints and Over the Moon (Bloodaxe Books UK).
She reads with other poets at Poetry Live! events all over the country to more than 25,000 students a year. She has been Poet in Residence at Cambridge University Library, recently completed a series of poems based on the Archives of St Paul’s Cathedral, and is currently working on several projects across art forms, in Leeds and Hull.
She has had eleven solo exhibitions of drawings in India, London, New York and Hong Kong. She scripts and directs video films, many of them for non-government organisations in India, working in the area of shelter, education and health for women and children.
“If there were to be a World Laureate, then for me the role could only be filled by Imtiaz Dharker” Carol Ann Duffy