Four walls don’t make a home or a house—it takes some doing
The Yak Dilemma by Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal is published today! Supriya’s poems are transportative, evocative, thrilling and razor-sharp. The Yak Dilemma explores Europe and the Middle East in a heartfelt way that is sure to resonate with readers this spring. You can read her poem Reading Natalia Ginzburg in East Cork in The Irish Times.Buy today w/ print and sticker
Thanks to Ben at Peckham’s Review Bookshop who recommended the book last week on Radio 4’s Open Book (4 minutes in if you’d like to listen again). I spent yesterday cycling to some of London indies and I couldn’t be happier to see bookshops open again.
Supriya will be in conversation with Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe – hosted by Tapasya Narang on April 24th at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature –
Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal was born in the Himalayan town of Palampur, India. She studied at St. Bede’s College, Shimla; Trinity College, Dublin; and Queen’s University, Belfast. Her poems have been translated into Arabic, German and Italian, and have recently appeared in Ambit, Banshee, Gutter, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Jukebox, Poetry London, The Bombay Literary Magazine, The Irish Times, The Lonely Crowd, The Pickled Body, The Tangerine and elsewhere. In 2018, she was one of the twelve poets selected for Poetry Ireland’s ‘Introductions’ series. She is the 2021 Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow at the University of Kent. The Yak Dilemma is her first full-length collection.
This list of shops changes often, but I try to keep it up to date. If you would like to stock any of our titles, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
London: Books Peckham • Brick Lane Bookshop • Burley Fisher • Camden Art Centre • Caught By The River • Chener Books • Dulwich Books • Foyles • Fox Lane Books • Housmans • John Sandoe Books • London Review Bookshop • Pages of Hackney • Review, Peckham • Riverside Bookshop • South London Gallery • Tate Modern • Tenderbooks • Treadwell’s • Waterstones
Glasgow: Burning House Books • Good Press
Edinburgh: Lighthouse Bookshop • Topping, Edinburgh • The Portobello Bookshop
UK: Blackwells • Five Leaves Bookshop • HOME, Manchester • Mr B’s Emporium • Margate Bookshop • No Alibis • Rare Mags • Storysmith • Storytellers Inc • Topping, St Andrews • Topping, Bath • Village Books • Waterstones
Ireland: Books Upstairs
Overseas: After 8 Books (Paris) • Athenaeum Boekhandel (Amsterdam) • The Moon (Singapore) • Zabriskie (Berlin) • Skylight (Los Angeles)April 16, 2021
Strangers audio described book, Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal
Hi everyone! Today marks 6 months since we first published Strangers by Rebecca Tamás. To celebrate, I asked access and interpretation consultant Caroline Dawson, to create an audio description of the look and feel of Strangers in the same way she would a piece of art (something she already does with various superb slow looking initiatives).
The result is, I think, stunning and an exciting new medium for us to work in. I couldn’t be happier to share it with you today and to offer 25% off all formats in our shop.Click to listen
I’ve been thinking about improving the accessibility and reach of our project and how I can do more with the limited resources available. The answer is lots! I’ve wanted to work with audio for some time and create more accessible and affordable formats, such as e-books. We continue to donate to prisons and libraries and hope to record our first audiobook this year. Let me know what you think and please share the description!
For the next 48 hours, enjoy 25% off our shop and celebrate 6 months of Strangers. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of The Yak Dilemma, Perpetual Skip or the blue room whilst you are there!
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I couldn’t be happier to publish The Yak Dilemma, the first full-length collection by Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal on April 15th in a deluxe flapped paperback and e-book. This collection is about personal identity, home and forging a map of our own. Supriya’s poems are transportative, evocative, thrilling and razor-sharp. Supriya’s writing explores Europe and the Middle East in a heartfelt way that is sure to resonate with readers this spring.Preorder The Yak Dilemma with a free print and vinyl sticker
The first 100 preorders will receive the book with an exclusive The Yak Dilemma print and vinyl sticker!
‘Dhaliwal is an important and vibrantly exciting new voice in poetry.’
— Rebecca Tamás, author of WITCH and Strangers
‘These are songs of belonging and of movement, of fluid identity, carefully crafted and always graceful.’
— Seán Hewitt, author of Tongues of Fire
‘Dhaliwal’s writing is evocative, thrilling, and magnificent.’
— Zeba Talkhani, author of My Past is a Foreign Country
‘A heartfelt, entertaining debut’
— André Naffis-Sahely, author of The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life
‘Dhaliwal writes with a rich fluency of tongues, evoking pathos and pleasure in equal measure.’
— Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, author of Auguries of a Minor God
Kaur Dhaliwal travels through time and space and the self; I wanted to go wherever she was heading.’
— Jen Calleja, author of Goblins
‘The Yak Dilemma is beautiful, transportative and so deeply felt.’
– Lucia Osborne-Crowley, author of I Choose Elena
Lastly, I have a new website for my own photography. Get in touch if you or someone you know is after a headshot!
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