Imtiaz Dharker In the Studio

Imtiaz Dharker In the Studio



In the Studio: Imtiaz Dharker, BBC World Service, Tuesday 2 May 2017, 11.32am and other times

The World Service’s programme In The Studio takes us into the minds and processes of leading and emerging figures from across the creative world.  The programme on 2 May followed Imtiaz Dharker through her working day and night.  Imtiaz Dharker was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry for her fifth collection Over the Moon and for her services to poetry.

‘From the clatter of trains and the rumble of meat lorries to the light over the River Thames, the Pakistani born British poet Imtiaz Dharker finds inspiration from the world around her. In 2014 she was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in recognition of her contribution to poetry and this week, Imtiaz takes us on an intimate journey from the midnight quiet of her studio, carefully crafting her poems, to performing live to an audience of thousands of schoolchildren.’

Imtiaz’s Poetry Live! performance included an extract from her reading her poem ‘Dabba’s Dialogue or Tiffin-box talks’ from Leaving Fingerprints and the whole of  ‘The Trick’.  Imtiaz also mentioned that she likes to read her poem ‘Over the Moon’ at those readings.

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To hear three clips from the interview and view photos of Imtiaz taken during the recording, click here


An extract from this interview featured on Radio 4's Pick of the Week on 7 May 2017.

Pick of the Week, BBC Radio 4, Sunday 7 May 2017, 6.15pm

Hardeep Singh Kohli chose a clip from the World Service’s programme In The Studio: Imtiaz Dharker for Radio 4’s Pick of the Week on 7 May. The clip featured Imtiaz Dharker talking about the River Thames and relating it to writing poetry.  At the end, Hardeep said ‘Simply sumptuous!’.  The original programme aired on 2 May and followed Imtiaz Dharker through her working day (and night).

[08 May 2017]

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