"Is it because I spent my teen years chasing sunsets instead of boys, spent them romancing the pinks and violets of the sky?"

Shruti Chauhan is a British Indian poet and performer based in Leicester. She has won slams internationally in Chicago and Mumbai, and has performed at Royal Albert Hall, Rich Mix, the Green Mill in Chicago, the US Embassy’s American Centre in New Delhi, and at poetry festivals and events across the UK.

In 2015 she toured Three the Hard Way – Part 2 nationally with Jean Binta Breeze MBE and Lydia Towsey. She is an MGCfutures bursary recipient and one of 200 British BAME writers featured in Speaking Volumes' Breaking Grounds publication. Shruti is currently developing her debut solo show, The Sky Diaries, as a Breakthrough Artist at Curve Theatre.

"I thought her work exquisite. A still, clear voice and an understanding of her culture."
Jean Binta Breeze MBE


"She is one of the true strong young voices who speak of and for the rich cultural flux of today's England."
Mark Goodwin


"An original voice in a sea of imitations."
John Berkavitch


"Listening to Shruti performing is a sheer delight. Her poetry is lyrical, heartfelt and intoxicating. Her words will draw you in."
Maria Taylor


"Shruti Chauhan has a unique self-awareness that mixes humour with vulnerability; word-play with authenticity, without compromising any of them. Her poems can be carefully observed, painful, down-to-the-bone or full of day-dreams. She's always thought-provoking and often very moving."
Kerry Featherstone


"Thoughtful, witty writing combined with the kind of delivery that effortlessly draws you in."
Rob Gee
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