King Lear of India: Preti Taneja’s “We That Are Young”
Taneja's update of Shakespeare's play is brave and compulsively readable....
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Sandeep Parmar is professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool writing about modernist women’s poetry as well as contemporary poetry and race. Her books include: Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies: Myth of the Modern Woman, scholarly editions for Carcanet Press of the Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees and The Collected Poems of Nancy Cunard as well as two books of her own poetry: The Marble Orchard and Eidolon, winner of the Ledbury Forte Prize for Best Second Collection. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the Guardian, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Financial Times, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is a BBC New Generation Thinker and co-director of Liverpool’s Centre for New and International Writing. In 2017, she co-founded the Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics Scheme for reviewers of color.