10. Selima Hill and Imtiaz Dharker

Selima Hill

Selima Hill

Selima Hill only gives one big reading per book and fortunately she has chosen Ledbury to launch Jutland, which brings together two contrasting poem sequences.

Like all of Selima Hill’s work, both sequences chart ‘extreme experience with a dazzling excess’ (Deryn Rees-Jones), with startling humour and surprising combinations of the homely and outlandish.

Imtiaz Dharker

Imtiaz Dharker

Imtiaz Dharker was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry this year and her latest collection is Over the Moon.

These are poems of joy and sadness, of mourning and celebration. ‘Reading her, one feels that were there to be a World Laureate, Imtiaz Dharker would be the only candidate’ (Carol Ann Duffy).

Sitara Restaurant