Resources on poetry by the poets themselves

Imtiaz Dharker

Still writing and drawing on walls

"When I was about three years old I took a crayon and drew a giant S pattern on the wall all the way down the hallway of my house" by Imtiaz Dharker.

This Room

In which the author writes about the meaning of the poem 'This Room' to her, and some of the implications of using a room as a metaphor by Imtiaz Dharker.


Imtiaz explains the inspiration behind the poem, and looks at some of the techniques she used to help the reader experience the blessing by Imtiaz Dharker.

Hurricane hits England

"The poem, Hurricane Hits England, came about as a result of an actual hurricane or great storm, as some people liked to call it, that did hit England back in 1987" by Grace Nichols.