Publications

Fossil – poetry book

Fossil explores the impact of human activity on climate change though a post-colonial lens and from the perspective of all life on earth including plants, creatures, elements and inanimate objects. “The poems in Fossil have been waiting millions of years to be born. Maya Chowdhry’s language erupts out of deep time, vital and vivid. This is powerful work.” Robert Minhinnick

Ripple shortlisted for the 2015 Dot Award

Fabulous news that our work Ripple, with Sarah Hymas, a triptych of freestanding oversized artist books that use augmented reality, organic objects and poetic text to explore climate change, has been shortlisted for the 2015 Dot Award

The Seamstress and the Global Garment

“Maya Chowdhry’s voice springs directly from the soul. It is authentic, sensuous and urgent. Although dreamlike, her poems are not vague. They rankle with precision and are fuellled by the collision of colonial and family history. Anger gives way to the generosity of love and the open heart of humour.” Sarah Hymas, Flax
“Chowdhry’s poems are uniquely alive to the possibilities of multiple identities, fused mother tongues and the interweaving of myths.” Saradha Soobrayen Chroma Journal

Hallelujah for 50ft Women: poems about women’s relationship to their bodies

My poem genderality is in the Bloodaxe anthology: Hallelujah for 50ft Women: poems about women’s relationship to their

My Eyes

My poem – ‘My Eyes’ has been selected for the Poetry Places promotion who have produced this fantastic poster. Outline 2012 marks the 10thanniversary of Time To Read and it has produced a wonderful set of posters and postcards from 12 poets in the region to celebrate this. Time To Read is the NW public libraries network which works to promote reading. It works with 22 Library authorities from Cumbria to Cheshire, Wirral to Blackburn, Manchester to Liverpool.

Haiku

Haiku was commissioned by Litfest at Flax:028. A collaboration between Litfest poets, Sarah Hymas and Maya Chowdhry. Using words from the poets Maya and Sarah produced a haiku which they grew in cress seeds. Maya produced a stop-motion film of this and it was exhibited at Litfest.

The Tagore Project

Four Trains written by Maya Chowdhry and directed by Alan Lane – scratch performance as part of Transform, West Yorkshire Playhouse.