Siddhartha Bose is a poet, playwright and performer based in London. His poetry has appeared in Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century (Bloodaxe, 2009), Dear World and Everyone in It: New Poetry in the UK (Bloodaxe, 2013) and The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry (HarperCollins, 2012). His poetry books are Kalagora (Penned in the Margins, 2010) and Digital Monsoon (Penned in the Margins, 2013). Siddhartha has been featured on BBC 4, BBC Radio 3 and was dubbed one of the “ten rising stars of British poetry” by The Times. He wrote, performed and toured a one-man play, also called Kalagora, which had an acclaimed run at Edinburgh Fringe 2011. His second show, London’s Perverted Children, was long-listed for an Oxford Samuel Becket Theatre Trust Award. He has written a PhD on the grotesque and was a Leverhulme Fellow in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London (2011-13). He is currently completing an ethnographic film on Mumbai, Animal City. His new play, The Shroud, premieres in May 2014. Here he performs a selection of his poetry.