Some Books I’ve Reviewed

  • Review of Ma Is Scared, short stories by Anjali Kajal, translated by Kavita Bhanot, for the Asian Review of Books
  • Review of The Rapids, a poetry collection by Yogesh Patel, October 2021, for Hong Kong Review of Books
  • Review of Letters Home, a poetry collection by Jennifer Wong, March 2020, for the Asian Review of Books
  • Review of Immigrant, a poetry collection by Usha Kishore, July 2018, for The Lake Journal
  • Review of Glass Scissors, a debut poetry collection by Bobby Nayyar, February 2016, for The Asian Writer
  • Review of The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry, September 2012, for Writers’ Hub
  • Review of the poetry collection Tradesman’s Exit by Mike Bartholomew-Biggs for ‘Eyewear’ website

Poetry Films

Mar 13, 2017 With heart as calm as lake that sleeps – a collaboration with Caroline AreskogJones
Sandycombe Lodge in Twickenham, once the ‘country’ villa of the artist JMW Turner has been restored and re-opened to the public. Caroline AreskogJones made two beautiful subtle silent films as portraits of Sandycombe Lodge prior to the refurbishment process. The first, With heart as calm as lake that sleeps, includes a script written by me
See more work by Caroline AreskogJones:

October 2015, Poetry Films For National Poetry Day
Caroline AreskogJones has created two shorts using words from my poems Parakeet and Chaining the Ecstatic.
View on YouTube:
Chaining the Ecstatic

CD: LiTTLe MACHiNe”  includes the song ‘Santa Fe’ based on my poem

Their debut album is sold out but you can listen to or download ‘Santa Fe’ here. Released 1 January 2010.

CD: And the Story So Far… Povestea de pana acum… 

Bilingual English and Romanian CD produced as part of the poetry pRO project in 2009 | 21 poets and 17 translators | Includes Morphing read by me in English and the Romanian translation. Sold out.


The following articles were first published in MIR Online, for Birkbeck College. PDFs of some of these essays will be added soon.

  • On Writing About Politics: The Reluctant Commentator
  • On Funerals and dark humour: Funereal Studies
  • Poets Reading Poets: ‘Woman’ by Arun Kolatkar
  • On Manju Kapur: Not Austen, Not Bollywood
  • Indian Contemporary Poetry: Cubicles of Consciousness

On writing in bi-cultural or tri-cultural contexts:

  • To Explain or Not To Explain
  • Ethnicity and Authenticity
  • Assassins, Other Wonders and Realism