Rishi Dastidar

About the Artist

 Rishi Dastidar’s poetry has been published by the Financial Times, Tate Modern and the Southbank Centre amongst many others, and has featured in the anthologies Adventures in Form (Penned in the Margins) and Ten: The New Wave (Bloodaxe). A fellow of The Complete Works, the Arts Council England funded programme for BAME poets in the UK, he is a consulting editor at The Rialto magazine, a member of the Malika’s Poetry Kitchen collective, and also serves as a chair of the writer development organization Spread The Word.

“There really is no one else currently writing poetry quite like this.” –  Mona Arshi

“I declare Dastidar to be one of the most ingenious, modern, thrilling, hilarious and tender poets writing today.” – Daljit Nagra

“This is a new voice I’ll be eagerly anticipating work from for decades to come.’ –  Luke Kennard