I’m a critic, poet and novelist. My first book of poems, Grun-tu-molani (Bloodaxe, 2014), was shortlisted for a number of prizes, and poems towards my next collection, The Million-Petalled Flower of Being Here, won a Northern Writers Award this year. Elizabeth Bishop’s Prosaic (Bucknell UP, 2015), my study of that wonderfully gifted US poet, won both the University English First Book Prize and the Warren-Brooks Award for Outstanding Literary Criticism. I’ve written over forty pieces of literary journalism, including essays for Poetry, the LRB, the TLS, and the Indian magazine The Caravan; I’ve just begun reviewing fiction for the Telegraph, and am this year’s winner of Poetry’s Editors’ Prize for Reviewing.
I’ve just completed my first novel, Reincarnation, and am represented as an author of fiction by The Wylie Agency.