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   Poet • Facilitator • Producer


Hi! I’m Gayathiri. I’m a poet, facilitator and creative producer based in the UK. 

I’m interested in how language shapes childhood and how we might use it to queer the future.
I tell stories through poetry that ask: Whose imagination are we living in? How do we build anti-colonial worlds? When do we get to practise freedom? 

I've performed with the Roundhouse, DAYTIMERS, Apples and Snakes & BBC Contains Strong Language.          My writing & audio poetry is published in bath maggPropel, Magma, zindabad zine & Burnt Roti. 

I won the Faber & Andlyn Publisher's Prize 2022 and the Primadonna Prize 2021. 
My debut novel in verse is forthcoming with Faber. I run the decolonising poetry workshop WORD-BENDERS at The Common Press bookshop in East London.

Get in touch
to work with me!

Upcoming in 2023

September - February 2024 - Decolonising Queer Poetry workshop

November 16th - Queer Poetry Sauna

November 22nd - fourteen poems Poetry Workshop

December 12th - Poets for Palestine


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