Arundhathi Subramaniam lives in Bombay (a city she is perennially on the verge of leaving) where she works as writer, editor and curator. She has published two books of poetry with Allied Publishers: On Cleaning Bookshelves and Where I Live. Where I Live: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2009) is her first UK publication, and combines selections of work from her two Indian collections with new poems. She has also written The Book of Buddha (Penguin, 2005) and was co-editor of Confronting Love (Penguin, 2005), an anthology of Indian love poems in English. In 2006 she appeared at London’s Poetry International festival and gave readings throughout Britain on a tour organised by the Poetry Society.