A Portrait of... Imtiaz Dharker

A Portrait of... Imtiaz Dharker


HALF-HOUR RADIO 4 FEATURE ON IMTIAZ DHARKER


A Portrait of… Imtiaz Dharker, BBC Radio 4, Monday 13 June 2016, 4pm

The poet Imtiaz Dharker has her portrait painted by artist Fiona Graham Mackay.  The sessions were recorded, and made into a half-hour radio feature broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 13 June at 4pm.  Previous subjects include the former poet laureate Andrew Motion.

‘We follow artist Fiona Graham-Mackay as she paints the portrait of poet, artist and documentary film-maker Imtiaz Dharker.  Born in Pakistan and raised in Glasgow, Imtiaz was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014. She writes about freedom, cultural intolerance, gender politics, love and loss. Fellow poet Carol Ann Duffy has said, "If there were to be a World Laureate, then for me the role could only be filled by Imtiaz Dharker."’

Features Imtiaz reading her poems 'This room' from I Speak for the devil, and 'The conversation' and 'Invisible' from Over the Moon.

Click here to listen to the programme

 

This programme was a Radio 4 Pick of the Week on 19 June 2016.







 


[13 July 2016]


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