Year 10 English - The Melting Pot
Search For My Tongue
Sujata Bhatt (born 6 May 1956) is an Indian poet, a native speaker of Gujarati. She has written many poems, most prominent of which is the English poem "Search for My Tongue". Bhatt was born in Ahmedabad, and brought up in Pune until 1968, when she emigrated to the United States with her family. She has an MFA from the University of Iowa, and for a time was writer-in-residence at the University of Victoria, Canada. More recently she was a visiting fellow at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania. She currently works as a freelance writer and has translated Gujarati poetry into English for the Penguin Anthology of Contemporary Indian Women Poets. Her poems have appeared in various journals in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, and Canada, and have been widely anthologised, as well as being broadcast on British, German, and Dutch radio. Bhatt now lives in Bremen, Germany with her husband, German writer Michael Augustin, and daughter.
Follow the link to view a slide-show and listen to a reading of Sujata Bhatt's "Search For My Tongue". Continue to explore the website to access a copy of the poem plus a range of related study materials.