Publications

Reading at April Poets, Lancaster, April 2018

I hope you will join me for a reading at April Poets, Poetry & Music in Lancaster on

Zarf 10 – Maya Chowdhry and Nathan Walker

Looking forward to reading at Zarf  in Leeds, March 2018. Zarf presents poetry, experimental writing and the like

Guardian Poem of the week: Microbial Museum

“Finding the poetry in scientific vocabulary, this work is alive to the marvels of its discoveries as well

Butterfly Orchid highly commended in the Forward Poetry Prize

Very excited to announce that my poem Butterfly Orchid was highly commended in 2017 the Forward Poetry Prizes.

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.