Rishi Dastidar was born in London in 1977. His poetry has been published by the Financial Times and BBC amongst many others. He is a fellow of The Complete Works, a consulting editor at The Rialto magazine, a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, and chair of writer development organization Spread The Word. A poem from his debut collection “Ticker-tape” was included in “The Forward Book of Poetry 2018”, and his second collection, “Saffron Jack”, was published in the UK by Nine Arches Press in 2020. He is also editor of “The Craft: A Guide to Making Poetry Happen in the 21st Century” (Nine Arches Press), and co-editor of “Too Young, Too Loud, Too Different: Poems from Malika’s Poetry Kitchen” (Corsair, 2021).
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