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This Glorious Noise 2 at Nehru Centre: 13th August 2019

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Jason Eng Hun Lee, Jessica Mookherjee, Ravi Shankar, Yogesh Patel, Reshma Ruia, Mr Gotru, Debjani Chatterjee and Rishi Dastidar

This Glorious Noise: 5 British Indian poets

The event took place on

4 October 2017 at 8.00 pm at the National Poetry Library, Southbank

This event was supported by the British Council & the Poetry Library


Also the official date for Swimming with Whales to breach for a launch!

Five South Asian diaspora poets celebrate the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 by reading poems showcasing their different experiences. Mona Dash and Prof Bashabi Fraser have come directly from India, as subcontinentals; Dr Debjani Chatterjee MBE has seen displacement by living through a prism of cultures; Rishi Dastidar was born and grew up in London, and has a particular take on Britain; and Yogesh Patel, born in Kenya of Indian origin but a British citizen by birth, has his own struggles to express. Yogesh Patel, a director of the Word Masala Foundation, highlights poetry from four new collections in this rare outing.

Required Reading

Confluence’s May issue - just out - can be read at their website.

It includes Yogesh Patel’s regular column Through The poetic Lens

Meet diaspora poets in that column

In fact, we strongly recommend you join their list, as every issue offers poems, reviews, articles covering wide range of subjects, and much more.

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Rishi Dastidar’s poem:

Imtiaz Dharkar’s poem:

Report on the launch of Mona Dash’s A Certain Way

Mona Dash’s A Certain way: A review by Debjani Chatterjee :

Yogesh Patel reviews Daljit Nagra and Sujata Bhatt read in the Book Review

Yogesh Patel writes about Meena Alexander in his column ‘Through the Poetic Lens’ in Confluence. Please go to their website and download the latest issue free to read it.

Read a review of Rishi Dastidar’s Ticker-tape in the Book Review

Tips on avoiding rejections: From Literary Juice magazine

Poet Yogesh Patel of Word Masala Foundation

Announces the award


Katy Lewis of Pearson Edexcel receives the Word Masala Champion of the Diaspora Poetry Award 2019


Poet Ravi Shankar (USA) presents the award

Reshma Ruia receives Word Masala Debut Poet 2019  Award at the poetry reading

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