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Poets’ Café November - Rishi Dastidar

Presented by Reading Stanza & South Street

Fri 11 Dec, 20:00. Poetry starts at 20:15.

Due to the current coronvirus situation, we're unable to host Poets’ Café at South Street. But Reading Stanza continue to present the show online using Zoom.

To book a one page, one poem, open mic slot - or just to be part of the audience - please email and you will be sent a link to a Zoom event which you can access on the night.

This month's guest is Rishi Dastidar at Poets Cafe

This month's guest is Rishi Dastidar

Rishi is a fellow of The Complete Works, a consulting editor at The Rialto magazine, a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, and chair of writer development organization Spread The Word. A poem from his debut collection Ticker-tape was included in The Forward Book of Poetry 2018. A pamphlet, the break of a wave, was published by Offord Road Books in 2019, and he is also editor of The Craft: A Guide to Making Poetry Happen in the 21st Century (Nine Arches Press)His second collection, Saffron Jack, is published in the UK by Nine Arches Press.

Your host for the evening will be Claire Dyer.

Claire’s poetry collections, Eleven Rooms and Interference Effects are published by Two Rivers Press. She has a further collection, Yield, forthcoming with the Press in February 2021. Her novels are published by Quercus and The Dome Press. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London, is a creative writing tutor and runs Fresh Eyes, an editorial and critiquing service. She is a regular panellist on BBC Radio Berkshire Radio Reads. Her website is: