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Vinita Agrawal and Jennifer Robertson

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Vinita Agrawal and Jennifer Robertson, both from from Mumbai, India, hosted by Linda Ashok of RædLeaf Foundation for Poetry & Allied Arts.

Tune in for free on January 28th, 2017 at 15.30 GMT. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live.

Vinita Agrawal is an award-winning Mumbai-based poet and author of Words Not Spoken (Brown Critique/Sampark) and The Longest Pleasure (Finishing Line Press, USA) and The Silk Of Hunger (AuthorsPress, Delhi). She is Senior Editor for The Woman, Inc., a website dedicated to women facing domestic abuse. Recipient of the Gayatri GaMarsh Memorial Award USA, 2015, Rædleafpoetry award, Wordweavers award, All India Poetry award, Hour Of Writes Award, her poems have appeared in Asiancha, Constellations, The Fox Chase Review, Pea River Journal, Mithila Review, Open Road Review, Stockholm Literary Review, Poetry Pacific, Mascara Literary Review, and other national and international journals. Her poems have been anthologised in compilations from Australia and Israel. She was co judge for the AsianCha poetry contest 2015. She has read at SAARC events in Delhi and Agra at the U.S. Consulate, Hyderabad, at Delhi for Delhi Poetree, at Mumbai for Cappuccino Readings and for the Maharashtra state literary body.

Jennifer Robertson is a contemporary Indian poet, critic and independent curator living in Mumbai. Her book reviews and essays have appeared in American Book Review, Scroll and the Telegraph. Her poems have appeared in The Missing Slate, 40 Under 40: An Anthology of Post-Globalisation poetry published by Poetrywala and in the Urban Myths and Legends anthology published by The Emma Press. Jennifer is the convener for literary events hosted by the The PEN-All India Centre. Her first poetry manuscript was chosen for the Editor’s choice award by The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective and will be published in 2016.

RædLeaf Foundation for Poetry & Allied Arts publishes The Poetry Mail and funds the annual RL Poetry Award. Linda Ashok is the 2017 Charles Wallace Fellow at the University of Chichester. Her poems have appeared in several publications, online and in print, including The McNeese Review, Axolotl, Skylight 47, Vinyl, The Big Bridge Anthology of Contemporary Indian Poets, Mascara Literary Review, Entropy and others. In 2016, Linda’s work was nominated for Best of the Net by Expound. She is the Founder/President of RædLeaf Foundation for Poetry & Allied Arts and sponsors the annual RL Poetry Award (est. 2013).

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