THE GLASS PUDDLE is a collection of poems that reflect my lived experience as a first generation British Asian woman growing up in the 70’s through to the present. It is an exploration of in-between places: India - Little India - Little Britain – Britain, and how I keep falling in between the gaps! The collection comprises of 110 poems in free verse and moves between small towns in England and the vibrant landscapes of Kerala, India.
I won my first poetry competition aged 8 with a poem about my father, superhero and village doctor who used to visit his patients flying through the air in his 70’s flares. However, to my parents disappointment I didn’t fancy studying medicine so ran off to art school and joined a rock n’ roll band instead. This is also a recurring theme.
My book launch for The Glass Puddle was held on Sunday 7th November 2021 with publishers Dempsey & Windle (Vole). I was honoured to be supported by prize winning poets/authors Sally Tissington, Sue Johns and Caroline Gilfillan, who will be read alongside me. You can learn more about them HERE
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