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The Shroud on BBC Radio 3

Siddhartha and theatre director Russell Bender were on BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Verb’ recently. Below is a short video clip

On the radio show, Ian Macmillan introduces The Shroud as “an epic about how our bodies sometimes remember better than we do especially in times of loss and especially in a world that refuses to give us time to think”.

Siddhartha and Russell were featured alongside Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize, New Zealand’s inaugural Poet Laureate Bill Manhire and John Robinson.

Listen to the full show on the BBC podcast. Further details on this episode of The Verb are available here

Posted April 10, 2014

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The Shroud

Siddhartha Bose & Avaes Mohammed, photography by Naomi Woddis

The Shroud is a two-man, miniature epic about loss, time and the things that connect us. A father writes letters to his homesick son. A Kolkata potter shapes clay goddesses from the silt of the Ganges. A young man circles the funeral pyre.

Drawing on Hindu myth, memories and personal letters, The Shroud is composed as a series of interweaving dialogues between the poets and theatre-makers Siddhartha Bose and Avaes Mohammad. The ancient and the modern combine to create an inventive, quietly beautiful meditation on death, ritual, fathers and sons.

Creative team

Writer: Siddhartha Bose
Performers: Siddhartha Bose, Avaes Mohammed
Director: Russell Bender
Producer: Tom Chivers


RichMix, The Asia House Festival of Literature, Arts Admin, Writers’ Centre Norwich, Gem Arts

Supported by Arts Council England

Posted February 2, 2014

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The LPC Trailer

Shot, directed and edited by Barnaby Steel, Kent Hugo and a host of Hackney Wickers

Posted January 5, 2014

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Digital Monsoon Videos

An excerpt from ‘LDN’, from Digital Monsoon

And a short excerpt from the ‘Cybosaurus’ sequence in the book

Posted December 20, 2013

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Digital Monsoon in the Londonist

Londonist recently reviewed Digital Monsoon. This is what it says:

This new poetry collection plunges into the scuzzy, frothy, beautiful underbelly of London [...] It’s multi-ethnic, perfectly diverse London, with the second half upping the ante into the future with cyborgs and dystopia and general Bladerunner nightmares. But what we most love about this collection is how the imagery explodes dirtily in your mind. You may never look at cities the same way again.

Digital Monsoon was picked as part of the mag’s London fiction roundup. Read more here.

Posted December 12, 2013

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Digital Monsoon Available

Digital Monsoon was published on November 5, 2013.

The Scottish Poetry Library recently picked it as one of the recommended books of 2013, along with new titles by Paul Muldoon, Ilya Kaminsky and Moniza Alvi.

You can order Digital Monsoon here

Posted October 17, 2013

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