Imtiaz Dharker Readings
'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'. - Carol Ann Duffy
Imtiaz Dharker was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry for her fifth collection Over the Moon. Her sixth, Luck is the Hook, is published by Bloodaxe on 29 March 2018. The book was given a pre-publication launch at Verve Poetry Festival in Birmingham on 15 February and was formally launched at St Paul's Cathedral in London on 13 April. She will be reading at a number of festivals in 2018, including Cúirt International Festival of Literature and Newcastle Poetry Festival, with more appearances to be announced later in the year.
Imtiaz Dharker was The London Book Fair's first ever 'Poet of the Fair' in April 2018). A five-minute interview Imtiaz gave to The London Book Fair can be read here.
Listen to her talk about and read from Luck is the Hook on Radio 4's Front Row here.
READINGS BY IMTIAZ DHARKER
Poetry Festival Berlin, 26 May 2018
Ilkley Literature Festival, 28 September to 14 October 2018
Imtiaz Dharker will be Poet in Residence at Ilkley Literature Festival. Tickets for the festival go on sale 29 August.
Read more about her role here.
Woodstock Poetry Festival, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, 9-11 November 2018
Imtiaz Dharker will be taking part in this year's Woodstock Poetry Festival.
Full details to be announced soon: http://www.woodstockbookshop.co.uk/
Imtiaz Dharker read extracts from her long poem 'This Tide of Humber' on Radio 4's Front Row as part of the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival. Click here to listen.
[08 May 2018]