Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Raman Mundair
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Raman Mundair poet and artist
Raman Mundair was born in Ludhiana, India, came to live in Manchester as a child and spent her teenage
years in Loughborough, Leicestershire. She is now based in Scotland.


A Choreographer’s Cartography (Peepal Tree, 2007)

Loves, Liars, Conjurers and Thieves (Peepal Tree, 2003)

Short Stories

In the Light of Other (forthcoming)


The Algebra of Freedom (Aurora Metro Press, 2007)

Side Effects (2006) performed at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin


Amygdalae with Maedhbh McMohan, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Dublin (2007)

Voice/Over Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2005)

A Choreographer’s Cartography City Gallery, Leicester (2005)

Flax Art Studio Residency, Belfast (2004)

Rule of Thumb participating artist, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2004)

TXT ME at Leicester City Art Gallery (2003)

Let Me Hold You part of Fragments of Identity at the Generator Gallery Loughborough (2000)

Raman Mundair studied History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has taught Creative Writing and South Asian Literature at Loughborough  University. Raman Mundair
won a Robert Louis Stevenson Award in 2008 and became a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellow at the Hotel Chevillon in Grez-sur-Loing,  France. In the previous year she was awarded the Arts Council England International Fellowship at the India International Centre in Delhi. Raman Mundair was runner-up in the Penguin Decibel Prize for Short Fiction in 2006. She has been writer in residence in Stockholm, New Delhi, Glasgow and the Shetland Islands. In 2008 Raman Mundair was Scottish Poetry Library Poet Partner for East Dumbarton.

Raman Mundair’s primary language is English and she has included Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Shetland dialect within her poems.

Raman Mundair is also an artist and has exhibited at galleries in Scotland, England and Ireland. She makes work presenting text and narrative in a visual form.

“She is constantly sensual…tempered by a delicate care for detail, a quality of consideration that engages in the philosophical in sometimes complex ways… Her poems grow with her, spilling out on the streets, in her food, in her bed, and across the landscapes she inhabits… As she expands her own sense of the world, these poems, with their elastic mutability, have found a way to assume her shape and to beautifully capture the sensibilities of Raman Mundair. This is why I look forward to reading more of her work: I want to see where she will take her poems in the future.” Kwame Dawes.


Mundair at Peepal Tree www.peepaltreepress.com/author_display.asp?au_id=112


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