SLAM SUNDAY - LONGING FOR YOU
Nisha's love poem, Longing for You, is written for her soulmate. It takes us through snippets of memories and wishes, while being hopeful of the future the couple wants to build together.
PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH NEWEST PRESS AUDIO
Nisha talks about her debut poetry collection COCONUT, as well as the differences between spoken word and written, chapbooks and other books, and India and Canada.
Edmonton's Poet Laureate Nisha Patel is debuting her first collection, speaking on equality, racism, and identity. Ashna Bharkhada reports.
NISHA ON 630 CHED AFTERNOONS
Listen to Nisha Patel talk with J'lyn Nye on 630 CHED Afternoons about poetry, being a poet laureate, and what to expect with her new role as Regional Writer in Residence.
STRATHCONA COUNTY LIBRARY WELCOMES NEW REGIONAL WRITERS IN RESIDENCE
Nisha Patel joins the Strathcona County Library as a Regional Writer in Residence, mentoring local aspiring writers.
ENTER NISHA: YOUR NEW WRITER IN RESIDENCE
Edmonton's current poet laureate has a new gig to cap off all of her other current projects. She will be virtually accessible for the calendar year as the metropolitan area's regional writer in residence.
WAX POETIC, CO-OP RADIO, 100.5FM
Listen to Nisha Patel recite poetry, answer questions, and talk about her new book, Coconut, with Vancouver-based radio show Wax Poetic (January 6th)
2021 LIBRARY WRITERS-IN-RESIDENCE
Queer poet and artist Nisha Patel — also Edmonton’s poet laureate will take on the Regional Writer in Residence position, which includes St. Albert Public Library and Strathcona County Library.
ON POETRY, TRUTH, AND HISTORY: AN INTERVIEW WITH NISHA PATEL
Nisha talks to The Puritan about her new book, Coconut, and how she approaches writing on illness and fatphobia while grappling with stereotypes of diaspora poetry.
NISHA PATEL ON LADIESCORNER.CA
Nisha talks with LadiersCorner about her poetry, which speaks to themes of race, feminism, and identity, focusing strongly on her struggles and triumphs as a woman of colour.
CBC: NEW, YOUNG FACE OF POETRY BECOMES EDMONTON POET LAUREATE
Nisha speaks to her plans as the new Poet Laureate at the announcement with Mayor Don Iveson, as well as an interview from her mother.
TRANSFORMING EDMONTON: NISHA PATEL, CITY OF EDMONTON POET LAUREATE
Nisha Patel is a unique kind of city planner in Edmonton. She zones for the heart. So Edmontonians can build an affection for this place.
In this interview, PhiLab Ontario Hub Coordinator Kristen Pue talks to Nisha about her work, Canada’s poetry scene, and the arts funding ecosystem. Nisha discusses how she funds her craft, as well as what funders could do to make it easier for poets to invest in themselves.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Besides being a Mill Woods girl and a spoken word poet, Patel is a business grad from the University of Alberta, the producer of the Edmonton Poetry Festival, and a political junkie who remembers skipping class and taking the LRT to watch City Council meetings.