Imtiaz Dharker Readings

Imtiaz Dharker Readings

Imtiaz Dharker was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry for her fifth collection Over the Moon.  Her sixth, Luck Is the Hook, is published by Bloodaxe in March 2018.


Verve Poetry Festival, Birmingham, Thurdsay 15 February 2018, 6.30-8pm

Poetry Parlour with Imtiaz Dharker

Imtiaz Dharker will be opening the Verve Poetry Festival.  She will be in conversation with Jane Commane, whose debut collection is published by Bloodaxe in February 2018

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Cúirt International Festival of Literature, 23-29 April 2018

Cúirt International Festival of Literature has announced highlights of the 2018 festival. Contributors to the 33rd Cúirt International Festival of Literature include Winner of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, Imtiaz Dharker

Pakistani-born British poet and artist, Imtiaz Dharker, will read from her new poetry collection Luck is the Hook, which will be published in March 2018.  Dharker is an award-winning poet and also an accomplished artist; all her collections are illustrated with her drawings, which form an integral part of her books. An exhibition of her drawings will be on display during the festival.

The full festival line-up will be announced in February. Tickets for all festival events will go on sale in 2018.

Details will be posted in due course at:


Imtiaz Dharker read extracts from her poem 'This Tide of Humber' from Luck Is the Hook on Radio 4's Front Row as part of the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival.  Click here to listen.

[11 December 2017]

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