Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist and documentary film-maker. She was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2014, has received the Cholmondley Award and an Honorary Doctorate from SOAS, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and is on the editorial board of Poems on the Underground. Her six collections include Over the Moon and the latest, due out in March 2018, Luck is the Hook (Bloodaxe Books UK).
She has had eleven solo exhibitions of drawings in India, London, New York and Hong Kong. She scripts and directs video films, many of them for non-government organisations working in the area of shelter, education and health for women and children in India.