• Solanki, Mahendra

    Solanki, Mahendra

    Mahendra Solanki (b1956) is a poet, editor and Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund. He was born in Nairobi, moving to the UK as a child, and his poetry often draws on this background. His first collection was Shadows of My Making (1986) and his most recent is The Lies We Tell (2014). He has worked as poet-in-residence in a secure prison and for First Story at the Nottingham Children’s Hospital.


"Candlestick’s website is enticing and you might find yourself buying pamphlets of poems about puddings and bicycles..." Erica Wagner
The Times

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