Poetry Culture

Tishani Doshi: A God at the Door

  • 1
  • Nov
  • 31
  • Dec



Images of author Tishani Doshi and host Mona Arshi

This Digital event is freely available to watch from 1pm on Monday 1 November until midnight on Friday 31 December via this web page or on the MLF Vimeo channel

‘The point of hunger/is to remind you to live.’ Award-winning Indian poet Tishani Doshi joins us to share poems from her exquisite, inventive, insightful and often playful new collection A God at the Door. She will discuss her work and imagination; the urgency of writing about injustice, inequality and climate change, and the role Human Rights and feminism play in her life as a poet and person with fellow poet and Human Rights lawyer Mona Arshi. This event is presented in partnership with Ripples of Hope Festival and will include a short film of the commission Tishani wrote responding to Article 6: Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Tishani Doshi is a poet, novelist and dancer of Welsh-Gujarati descent. Her four collections of poetry include Countries of the Body, Everything Begins Elsewhere and Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. She lives on a beach between two fishing villages in Tamil Nadu with her husband and dogs.