Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist and video filmmaker, awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014. She has been poet in residence at Cambridge University Library and worked on several projects across art forms in Leeds, Newcastle and Hull as well as the Archives of St Paul’s Cathedral. Her six collections include Over the Moon and, most recently, Luck is the Hook, with poems featured on radio, television, the London Underground and Mumbai buses. She has had eleven solo exhibitions of drawings and scripts and directs video films, many of them for non-government organisations working in the area of shelter, education and health for women and children in India.
Photo: Ayesha Dharker