'Shazea Quraishi’s first collection, The Art of Scratching, reveals the poet’s flair for re-imagining and feminising historical texts, and for inventing her own edgy fables of family life and childhood.' - Carol Rumens, Poem of the Week, The Guardian
Shazea Quraishi is a Pakistani-born Canadian poet and translator based in London. A selection of her work was included in the Bloodaxe anthology Ten: new poets from Spread the Word in 2010 and her first pamphlet, The Courtesans Reply, was published by flipped eye in 2012.
This launch reading by Jane Griffiths, Shazea Quraishi and Greta Stoddart celebrating the publication of their new poetry collections is now available on YouTube.
The poets read live and discussed their new collections with the host, Bloodaxe editor Neil Astley. This free Bloodaxe launch event was streamed on YouTube Live and is now available on this YouTube page: https://youtu.be/nCjJTC9-MU8