Carole Satyamurti 1939-2019

Carole Satyamurti was a poet and social scientist.  She published six collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Countdown (Bloodaxe, 2011).  Her work has been widely anthologised, and has won numerous awards, including first prize in the National Poetry Competition, 1986, and a Cholmondeley Award in 2000. She was joint winner of the inaugural Roehampton Poetry Prize in 2015. Her retelling of the great Indian epic poem, The Mahabharata, was undertaken in the strong belief that this masterpiece of world literature deserves to be more widely known among Western readers. Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling is published by W.W. Norton.

Carole was a judge for The Poetry Society’s annual Hamish Canham prize for many years and ran 1-1 feedback sessions, Poetry Surgeries, for poets at our Poetry Cafe.