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Her third collection, Carrying My Wife first appeared in an edition also including The Country at My Shoulder and A Bowl of Warm Air. She reads poems from all three collections on The Poetry Quartets 6 (The British Council / Bloodaxe Books, 2000), a double-cassettte shared with Michael Donaghy, Anne Stevenson and George Szirtes. Moniza Alvi's latest collections are Souls (Bloodaxe Books, 2002) and How the Stone Found its Voice (Bloodaxe Books, 2005). She received a Cholmondley Award in 2002. A book of her poems translated into Dutch was published in Holland by Wagner & Jan Santen in 2003.
After a long career as a secondary school teacher, she now lives in south west London with her husband and yound daughter. Moniza Alvi is a tutor for the Poetry School. In 2002-04 she was a trainee at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation studying counselling and group analysis. She is a trustee of Survivor's Poetry and a Fellow of the English Association.