An ironically feminist poem, “Moll“, is out now in Antiserious.
Following the Commonwealth Day Observance on March 9th, I enjoyed two more readings in England.
In London, I read at the vibrant Loose Muse, hosted at The Poetry Society’s Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden, along with Agnes Meadows and a formidable open mic group of women poets.
In Sheffield, I read Sheffield-Hallam University along with the novelist Desiree Reynolds.
Photos and videos from both these events can be found on my Facebook page.
March 9th 2015 was the most extraordinary day of my life.
On that day, I stood on the Sacrarium Steps of Westminster Abbey and delivered a specially-commissioned poem, “Gathering”, to a crowd of 2000 people, including the British royal family.
I wrote about the experience at length for The Hindu, here.
And a little piece on how I picked out my wardrobe for the day for Fashion 101, here.
Here is the official recording of my performance: And here are a few photographs. My favourite is the last one, taken during the rehearsal.
It’s called “Firewife”, and you can read it here.
It’s called “Encomium In Orange And Black“.
My poem, “Reconciliation”, appears in Best Friends Forever: Poems On Female Friendship, a new anthology from The Emma Press. You can see the full list of contributors, as well as purchase the book, here.