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DESIblitz Literature Festival - In Conversation with Imtiaz Dharker

DESIblitz, Spaces ​Crossway, 156 Great Charles Street, Queensway, BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands, B3 3HN
DESIblitz Literature Festival - In Conversation with Imtiaz Dharker

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Join us for this one-to-one with internationally recognised poet, artist, and video filmmaker, Imtiaz Dharker. More than an interview with Balraj Sohal from DESIblitz, you'll be treated to a reading of the author's work by the poet herself, and before we finish, we'll be opening up the session to take questions from our audience.

About Imtiaz Dharker

Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist, and video film-maker. She was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014. She received the Cholmondeley Award and an Honorary Doctorate from SOAS, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2020 she became the Chancellor of Newcastle University. Her collections include Purdah (Oxford University Press), Postcards from god, I speak for the devil and The terrorist at my table (all published by Penguin India and Bloodaxe Books UK), Leaving Fingerprints, Over the Moon, and the latest, Luck is the Hook (Bloodaxe Books UK). Her poems are on the British GCSE and A-Level English syllabus, and 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, worked on a series of poems based on the Archives of St Paul's Cathedral as well as projects across art forms in Leeds, Newcastle, and Hull. The inaugural Poet of the Fair at London Book Fair, her poems have been broadcast widely on BBC Radio 3 and 4 as well as the BBC World Service. She has had eleven solo exhibitions of drawings in India, London, New York, and Hong Kong. She scripts and directs films, many of them for non-government organisations in India, working in the area of shelter, education, and health for women and children.

"Whether she writes of exile, childhood, politics, or grief, her clear-eyed attention brings each subject dazzlingly into focus. She makes it look easy, this clarity and economy, but it is her deft phrasing, wit and grace that create this immediacy… If there were to be a World Laureate, then for me the role could only be filled by Imtiaz Dharker." CAROL ANN DUFFY

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29 Sept 2021
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Wednesday19:00 - 20:00

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