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July | Tue 17th | 19:00

GemArts Masala Poetry Festival £6/4

Three award winning poets, Sujata Bhatt, Vidyan Ravinthiran and Zaffar Kunial, read from their latest work that considers, amongst themes of home and heritage, multiculturalism and history, the inheritance of languages – Kashmiri, Sri Lankan, Gujarati and English – that have influenced their poetry and their identities.

Zaffar Kunial’s debut collection is Us, published by Faber & Faber in July 2018. Vidyan Ravinthiran’s parents are Sri Lankan Tamils: he grew up in Leeds. His first book of poems, Grun-tu-molani (Bloodaxe, 2014), was shortlisted for several awards. Poet and translator, Sujata Bhatt was born in Ahmedabad, India. Sujata has published six collections of poems, most recently Poppies in Translation (Carcanet, 2015), and has translated Gujarati poetry into English for the Penguin Anthology of Contemporary Indian Women's Poetry.

Co-produced by Dr John Challis (Trashed Organ) and GemArts. Books will be available to purchase on the night from the Poetry Book Society.

Presented with GemArts and The Lit & Phil

Part of GemArts Masala Festival – a mix and blend of the finest South Asian Arts & Culture. Find out more www.gemarts.org

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