Shazea Quraishi Readings
‘In her exquisite The Glimmer, Shazea Quraishi speaks in the voice of a taxidermist, preserving the bodies of small creatures with painstaking skill... This intimate work leads her outwards, to engagement with other artists in the Mexican village where she is staying, and to meditations on the nature of art.’ - Dorothy Yamamoto, ARTEMISpoetry
Shazea Quraishi is a Pakistani-born Canadian poet and translator based in London. Her debut collection The Art of Scratching was published by Bloodaxe in 2015 and her second collection The Glimmer was published by Bloodaxe in September 2022.
An in-depth review was featured online at Long Poem Magazine on 30 May 2023.
‘…extraordinarily powerful and haunting Glimmer contains poems that range in form from syllabics and ghazals to OULIPO-inspired anagram. Quraishi’s poems emerge from found text and verbatim speech through the corridors of which she brings a choir of voices to life.’ – Ian Brinton, Long Poem Magazine
[07 September 2022]