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.
Posted April 10, 2014
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.
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
The LPC Trailer
Shot, directed and edited by Barnaby Steel, Kent Hugo and a host of Hackney Wickers
Posted January 5, 2014
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
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
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