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Participants: Moniza Alvi

Moniza Alvi(Photo: Steve Lyne)

Moniza Alvi was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hertfordshire.  She has published six collections of poetry including The Country at My Shoulder (1993) which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot and Whitbread poetry prizes and selected for the New Generation Poets promotion, and Carrying My Wife (2000) a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.  The most recent are Split World: Poems 1990-2005 (Bloodaxe, 2008) and Europa (Bloodaxe, 2008), which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize.  She lives in London and tutors for the Poetry School.

StAnza 2010 Events:

Fri 19 March | Poetry Centre Stage
Reading: Moniza Alvi, Dennis O’Driscoll
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Auditorium

Sun 21 March | The StAnza Masterclass
Led by Moniza Alvi
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

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