“It is a testament to Mona Arshi’s talent that, after a decade of not reading any poetry at all, her work had me clambering for old anthologies. Of course, little of what I read afterwards was as elegant, moving, haunting or true. Nothing less than Britain’s most promising writer.” — Sathnam Sanghera, The Times
“[On ‘Let the Parts of the Flower Speak’] This is a fine ars poetica: it is when Arshi is at her most delicate, serving her lightest touch that the poems go deepest.” — Martina Evans, The Poetry Review
“Mona Arshi’s poems are purely lyrical in the best sense. Each poem carries its own weight and musical pleasure much like a Bach partita…I am in awe of this work.” — Norbert Hirschhorn, London Grip Poetry Review
Mona appeared in the first headline event at the very first Verve alongside Kim Moore and Katrina Naomi. It was a truly wonderful reading and we would love to have Mona back again some day!
Date: 30th April 2019
Extent: 64 pp