Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist and video filmmaker and was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014. She has been poet in residence at Cambridge University Library, completed a series of poems based on the archives of St Paul’s Cathedral, and has worked on projects across artforms in Leeds, Newcastle and Hull. Her collections include Postcards from god, I speak for the devil, The terrorist at my table, Leaving Fingerprints, Over the Moon and the latest, Luck Is the Hook, all published by Bloodaxe Books. She has had eleven solo exhibitions of drawings in India, London, New York and Hong Kong, and also scripts and directs video films, many of them for NGOs working in the area of shelter, education and health for women and children in India.
Photo: Ayesha Dharker