Yogesh Patel
Welcome to the official web site of writer, poet, journalist and editor Yogesh Patel

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The Freedom of the City of London

Diploma for the Excellence in Poetry in Scottish International open poetry competition

Became FRSA in 1978

Freeman of  the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.

F R Vanson Memorial Award of International Poetry Society

Trophy from Gujarat Samachar & New Life Newspapers


Skylark Publcations UK


My copy of the Bottled Ganges arrived safely. I had a quick read and enjoyed it greatly. I liked The Values, of course, but also God and the Translator and A Dialogue. I look forward to reading others.


The Lord (Prof) Bhikhu Parekh of Kingston upon Hull

I enjoyed reading your collection of beautiful verses and was moved by the thoughts these conveyed. May I single out, "A Crow Without Skin". The mention of Enoch Powell, the Britishman and Brahma made my day.


Please keep writing. I for one will always enjoy a touch of sarcasm accompanied by reality in many of your poems


The Lord Dholakia of Waltham Brooks OBE DL ,The Deputy Leader:Liberal Party

As its name suggests, Bottled Ganges offers the reader with a thirst for poetry a refreshing drink that tastes at once familiar and new. Yogesh Patel observes both the mundane and the unexpected, and is fearless in writing what he observes. In his poem, 'Optimism', he writes that 'In the middle of  Kurukshetra / Arjun is scratching his head off'! These are poems by an 'outsider' - always a useful perspective in the world of poetry. Patel writes of his alienation 'In the country I was born', in the motherland, and in the land whose citizenship he has embraced, and in so many other contexts. With his typical brand of irony, he ends with the observation that: 'Even though / I am a Freeman of the city of London / "They" truly have the Freedom of Speech'. In 'Neither Here Nor There' he comments that truth can be 'As ugly as they come', but no one can shut up this irrepressible poet. His words are important, so let us read, absorb and enjoy.

Dr Debjani Chatterjee, MBE ,


York St. John University

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