Tishani Doshi UK & Irish Tour: May-Aug 18

Tishani Doshi UK & Irish Tour: May-Aug 18

'Tishani Doshi’s Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods is an unflinching, tender, witty and wise collection of poems about danger, memory, beauty, time and tide, and transient but treasured joy.' - Mark Reynolds, Bookanista

'It’s very much a collection for this moment in history, but one that will endure long past it. ' - Kamila Shamsie, The Guardian (Best Summer Books 2018)

Poet and dancer Tishani Doshi is touring the UK and Ireland with readings and dance/spoken word performances of her third collection Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. This book follows on from Everything Begins Elsewhere, published by Bloodaxe in 2012, and her debut, Countries of the Body, winner of the Forward Prize for best first collection.

Tishani Doshi has devised a new twenty-minute dance piece based on poems from the book, and has already performed this in London, Newcastle and at the Dalkey Book Festival near Dublin and at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Northern Ireland.  Further performances of this powerful and mesmerising dance sequence will take place in Wales and at the Port Eliot Festival. Tishani danced for many years with the renowned choreographer Chandralekha, with whom she performed internationally.  Her launch reading was held at the Hay Festival on 28 May (with Owen Sheers), and Tishani also hosted an 'in conversation' event with Salman Rushdie about his new novel.

Tishani Doshi kicked off her UK & Irish tour with an interview on Radio 4's Front Row on Monday 21 May, 7.15pm. Listen here.

Read an interview with Tishani on the Bookanista website here.  Links to more interviews are on Bloodaxe's website here.

Tishani was interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster's The Arts Show ahead of her Northern Irish event on 30 June.  Click here to listen.



Friday 27 July 2018, Port Eliot Festival, St Germans, Cornwall

Venue: Walled Garden, The Poetry Stage

Tishani Doshi will be performing spoken word/ dance at the Port Eliot Festival.

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Edinburgh International Book Festival, Monday 20 August 2018, 4-5pm, Garden Theatre

John Burnside & Tishani Doshi: Profound, Essential Poetry

John Burnside is one of our most decorated poets. A winner of the T S Eliot and Forward Prizes, his latest collection, Still Life with Feeding Snake, is typically profound, haunting and mysterious. He's joined by Indian poet and dancer Tishani Doshi, whose new collection Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods was described as 'essential, immediate, urgent work' by Burnside himself. Prepare for a breathtaking hour of verse.

£12.00, £10.00: Tickets go on sale at 8:30am on Tuesday 26 June.

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[09 July 2018]

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