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Ep 9: Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal | on The Yak Dilemma

Season 1, Ep. 9

About Supriya

Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal is a poet, author and creator who has been intimately exploring ideas of home and belonging through her craft of writing and translation. Her debut poetry collection The Yak Dilemma is a tribute to those at the margins, carrying with them a mosaic of identities.


In this episode, Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal and I discuss the themes of home, identity and belonging through the lens of her poetic journey. She reflects on the influence of the mountain ranges of Palampur in India on her writing, intimate acts of flânerie, the art of wandering and observing, and her creative process. Dhaliwal delves into the role of language in shaping her understanding of self and connection to place. The episode offers a deep insight into the way poetry can serve as a tool for exploring these complex and personal themes.


'The Yak Dilemma' by Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal

Poetry by Mahmoud Darwish

'The Little Virtues' by Natalia Ginzburg

'Ghazal' poetry

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