Tishani Doshi

Tishani Doshi's third collection Girls are Coming Out of the Woods (published in the UK by Bloodaxe) is one of the great collections of 2018. In August, while appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Doshi visited the SPL where she spoke about the new collection. On the podcast, she discusses writing poems that address violence against women during the MeToo era, how comfortable she is to describe herself as a poet, and why Patrick Swayze is worthy of an ode.

Born in 1975 in Madras, India, to a Welsh mother and Gujarati father, Doshi won the 2006 Forward Poetry Prize for her first collection Countries of the Body. In 2012, she published her second volume Everything Begins Elsewhere. She also writes novels and journalism. Currently she lives on a beach in Tamil Nadu with her husband and dogs. She is also a trained dancer.

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