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Imtiaz Dharker is a poet and artist, and also makes video films. Awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014, she has received the Cholmondley Award and an Honorary Doctorate from SOAS, and has been Poet in Residence, Cambridge University Library. She has six collections of poems, including Over the Moon and the latest, Luck Is the Hook, all published by Bloodaxe Books UK. She has had eleven solo exhibitions of drawings around the world, 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.

Here, she reads a selection of her works inspired by items from the exhibition.

Radha spies on Krishna


Face to face:

Demon's rule

The rose garden: