Poetry Reading by Yogesh Patel
This Glorious Noise: Yogesh Patel
A British Poet, Yogesh Patel, who runs Word Masala Foundation, will read from his own recent collection, Swimming with Whales. Additionally, he will read a selection of poems by some Word Masala Award winners, including internationally renowned poets Meena Alexander(USA), Daljit Nagra (UK), Michael Schmidt (UK), Saleem Peeradina (USA), and the others.
To mark the year of its 25th Birthday, The Globe Bookstore has received the Word Masala Trailblazer 2018 Award from The Word Masala Foundation. Yogesh will present the award at this event, a perfect start to The Globe party on 14th.
As a co-editor of Skylark, Yogesh Patel has published international contemporary poetry since the seventies. Currently, he runs Skylark Publications UK and the Word Masala project to promote writers and poets of the South Asian diaspora. He also edits eSkylark. Additionally, Yogesh is a founder of the literary charity, Gujarati Literary Academy, and has served as its president. He was a Fellow of the International Poetry Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was awarded the Freedom of the City of London and, as a trilingual poet, has four LP records, two films, radio programmes, children’s book, fiction and non-fiction books, including poetry collections to his credit.
Apart from being a recipient of the IWWP award, the International Scottish Diploma for excellence in poetry, and an Hon. Diploma from the Italian University of Arts, he has won the Co-Op Award for poetry on the environment.
By profession, Yogesh is a qualified optometrist and an accountant. A short list of his work and achievements is available at www.patelyogesh.co.uk (Yogesh has been published by Under the Radar, IOTA, Envoi, Understanding, Fire, Orbis, IPSE, BBC, Muse India, Confluence, Asian Voice, Skylark, and others. He is also anthologised in MacMillan, Redbeck and other anthologies. He has read at many prestigious venues, including the House of Lords and the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre.)