Yogesh Patel

Yogesh Patel

Yogesh Patel received an MBE for literature. Patel’s last collection of poems, The Rapids, was published by The London Magazine in 2021. Internationally celebrated, he edits Skylark and runs Skylark Publications UK, as well as a non-profit Word Masala project to promote literature. Honoured with the Freedom of the City of London, he has LP records, films, radio, a children’s book, fiction and non-fiction books, and three poetry collections to his credit. A recipient of many awards, Patel was Poet-of-Honor at New York University in April 2019. Among the many venues he has read in, are the House of Lords and the National Poetry Library. Patel’s poem is also scheduled for the moon aboard a NASA/SpaceX rocket to be archived in a time capsule as part of humanity’s cultural record on the moon’s Southern Hemisphere.

His writing has appeared in many major literary journals, including PN Review, The London Magazine, Asia Literary Review, Under the Radar, Shearsman, IOTA, Envoi, Understanding, Orbis, The Book Review, and Confluence. He has also appeared on BBC TV and Radio, and in newspapers and magazines. Patel’s work also features in The National Curriculum anthology, MacMillan, Sahitya Akademi, and about fifteen other anthologies across the world. Having written columns and articles for numerous broadsheets and literary journals, he is currently an editor at Ars Notoria and writes regular columns for Confluence.


By profession, Patel is a qualified optometrist and an accountant. Author’s Websites are: www.patelyogesh.co.uk and www.skylarkpublications.co.uk

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