Tishani Doshi Readings

Tishani Doshi Readings

'In Girls are Coming out of the Woods, Tishani Doshi combines artistic elegance with a visceral power to create a breathtaking panorama of danger, memory, beauty and the strange geographies of happiness. This is essential, immediate, urgent work and Doshi is that rare thing, an unashamed visionary who knows that, "while you and I go on with life / remembering and forgetting, / the poets remain: singing, singing".' – John Burnside

 

Poet and dancer Tishani Doshi will be in the UK to launch her third collection Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. This follows on from Everything Belongs Elsewhere, published by Bloodaxe in 2012, and her debut, Countries of the Body, winner of the Forward Prize for best first collection.

 

Hay Festival

Monday 28 May 2018, 2.30pm Venue: Good Energy Stage

Tishani Doshi & Owen Sheers

Poetry: Wales – India

Doshi launches her third collection of poems Girls Are Coming out of the Woods. “Doshi combines artistic elegance with a visceral power to create a breathtaking panorama of danger, memory, beauty and the strange geographies of happiness. This is essential, immediate, urgent work and Doshi is that rare thing, an unashamed visionary.” – PBS. Sheers reprises his landmark Reformations poem, The Men You’ll Meet, addressed to his daughters.

£7

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Tishani will also take part in two other events at Hay: 

Margaret Atwood, Tishani Doshi, Mererid Hopwood, Ulrike Almut Sandig, Evelyn Schlag and friends

Tuesday 29 May 2018, 2.30pm Venue: Tata Tent

The Armistice Gala

To celebrate the centenary of the Armistice of 1918, we have commissioned poets from the main protagonist nations to respond to a Great War poem from their own culture.

£10

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Salman Rushdie and Tishani Doshi In Conversation

Tuesday 29 May 2018, 4pm Venue: Tata Tent

The novelist discusses contemporary American culture, so presciently imagined in his latest novel The Golden House, freedom of speech, language, literature, love and death. Few writers have such a keen sense of human absurdity, and such a spectacular gift for telling its stories.

Price: £9.00

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Thursday 31 May, 7.15pm, Culture Lab, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Bloodaxe: 40th Birthday! David Constantine and Tishani Doshi

Join NCLA for Bloodaxe’s 40th Birthday Party, featuring poets David Constantine and Tishani Doshi. 

David Constantine, one of Bloodaxe’s most longstanding authors, is a freelance writer and translator and a Fellow of Queen’s College, Oxford. He was co-editor of Modern Poetry in Translation from 2004 to 2013. He has published ten books of poetry, five translations and a novel with Bloodaxe. Poetry titles include Collected Poems (2004, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation); Nine Fathom Deep (2009) and Elder (2014).

Poet and dancer Tishani Doshi’s third poetry book Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods (Bloodaxe, 2018) is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Her performance will include a dance and poetry piece drawing on the poems of her new collection.

Tickets: £6/£4/£2

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[16 April 2018]


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