Imtiaz Dharker

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Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist and documentary film-maker. Awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014, recipient of the Cholmondeley Award and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, her collections include Purdah (Oxford University Press), Postcards from god, I speak for the devil and The terrorist at my table (all published by Penguin India and Bloodaxe Books UK), Leaving Fingerprints and Over the Moon (Bloodaxe Books UK). Her poems are on the British GCSE and A Level English syllabus. She has been Poet in Residence at Cambridge University Library, and has recently completed a series of poems for The Haunting commissioned by Alchemy and The Leeds Library.  Her drawings have been exhibited internationally in India, London, New York and Hong Kong. A forthcoming exhibition curated by Alchemy – Sense of Line – is due to open at Leeds University Fine Arts Gallery in July 2017. Image and word often go hand in hand in Imtiaz Dharker’s practice as can be seen in the Sacred Sounds commission.