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, was 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 was poet-in-residence at the London Book Fair in April, and read at a number of festivals in 2018, including Cúirt International Festival of Literature (as a headline poet), Newcastle Poetry Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Durham Book Festival (Schools event) and Ilkley Literature Festival, at which she was Poet-in-Residence. She was 'In Conversation' at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and read at the Woodstock Poetry Festival in November.
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. She was also Poet in Residence at Ilkley Literature Festival in October 2018.
Links to interviews and radio features with Imtiaz Dharker are here.
READINGS BY IMTIAZ DHARKER IN 2019
StAnza: Scotland's International Poetry Festival, Sunday 10 March, 17:00 - 18:00
Poetry Centre Stage: Imtiaz Dharker
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Studio Theatre
Final headliner poet of the festival, Imtiaz Dharker, will be reading solo. She will also be leading a masterlass at 11.15-12.45 the same day.
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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 January 2019]