I’m thrilled and honored to be featured on the iGlobal series as one of the dispora poets. Thankful to Yogesh Patel for his thoughtful questions and his relentless efforts in supporting and curating the path breaking works of indian diasporic poets across the globe.
MBE runs as well as the non-profit Word Masala project to promote South Asian diaspora literature. Also honoured with the Freedom of the City of London, he is a recipient of many awards and has read his work at important venues like the House of Lords and the National Poetry Library. Published in numerous journals and anthologies; and with films and LPs under his belt, his collection of poems, is just published by ‘The London Magazine’. By profession, he is a qualified optometrist and an accountant. In this regular series for ‘iGlobal’, he profiles Global Indian poets from around the world.
In recent years there has been an explosion of feminist poetry. Poets like Pramila Venkateswaran are exemplary. Poetry depicts the affairs of one’s inscape, sometimes directly, sometimes subtly. It often wants to say, but shouts too. The poets that handle themes with sensitivity and appoint the language to extract the delight of its sounds, rhythms and concertos for the images make a point that stays longer. Megha Sood‘s poetry offers us her conviction, sincerity and message rolled into her emphatic feminist passions. In this outing of our series on diaspora poets, we discover she is not shy of her cause.
You can read the full interview here.