Poetry Darbaar

Medha Singh's "The Same Fire"

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Medha Singh reads her poems "Another Cremation", "The Same Fire", "An Answer" - and has a conversation with host Lakshya Datta about how she why she writes, her influences, and where the words come from.

Medha Singh is a poet, editor and translator from Delhi. She took her M.A. from JNU and Sciences Po. Her maiden book Ecdysis (2017) is out through Poetrywala, Mumbai. Her second book I Will Bring My Time: Love Letters by S.H. Raza (Raza Foundation and Vadehra Art Gallery, 2020) is available through Vadehra Art Gallery. She has been nominated for the TFA award. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in 3:AM (London), Stag Hill (Surrey), Berfrois (London), Queen Mob's Teahouse (London), The Charles River Journal (Boston), Coldnoon (Delhi), The Bangalore Review (Bangalore), Indian Quarterly (Delhi), Indian Cultural Forum, Sangam, and Guftugu, Indian Literature among others.

She has written for The Hindu, The Wire, Scroll, Rolling Stone and Youth Ki Awaaz among others. She has also done a TEDx talk on effective arguing. She currently works as a researcher for The Raza Foundation, while also working on her third book.