• Hardi, Choman

    Choman Hardi was born in Kurdistan and lived in Iraq and Iran before seeking asylum in the UK in 1993. She has published poetry in both Kurdish and English and several of her poems have been included on the GCSE English curriculum. In 2014 her poem ‘Summer Roof’ was chosen by the Southbank Centre in London as one of the 50 greatest love poems of the last 50 years. Her latest collection is Considering the Women (Bloodaxe, 2015).

"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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