Over the Moon is Imtiaz Dharker’s fifth book from Bloodaxe. These are poems of joy and sadness, of mourning and celebration: poems about music and feet, church bells, beds, café tables, bad language and sudden silence. In contrast with her previous work written amidst the hubbub of India, these new poems are mostly set in London, where she has built a new life with – and since the death of – her husband Simon Powell
Imtiaz opened our 2018 festival for us and it was such a pleasure to welcome her. She was so gracious to everyone, as indeed, she generally is. Her visit was a real Verve highlight that we sincerely hope we can repeat.
Winner of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, 2014
Date: 25th September 2014
Extent: 160 pp