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About Kuli

Greetings, Sat Sri Akaal, Namaste and welcome to my world.  

I am a creative writer, poet, mother, wife, retired council worker, and now a freelance writer/poet.

I was born with mild cerebral palsy in northern India and moved to England at an early age. I live with my family in Wolverhampton and worked for Wolverhampton City Council for 32 years (1989 - 2021).

I am very excited that I have been appointed Poet Laureate of the City of Wolverhampton 2022 to 2024!  It makes me so very proud to be an advocate for Indian people, Wulfrunians, Punjabis, the disabled and for women. 

In September 2022 I was awarded an Honorary Doctorate - Doctor of Letters by the University of Wolverhampton.

I am proud to present my full poetry collection “A Wonder Woman” published by Offa's Press, which launches on 12th April 2021.  


A Wonder Woman is a powerful collection of poems of experience and wisdom, innocence of the world and wonder of its various beauties and struggles.  It is full of love and surprises and will delight Kuli's many admirers and followers.

For your copy please email me or contact Offa's Press shop online:

Please click on the yellow link to see this wonderful book review by Neil Leadbeater! 

I have been a dedicated member of Blakenhall Writers' Group for many years. 

Also we have established a new writers group dedicated to Punjabi Women in Wolverhampton, which I run on a chosen day in the last week of the month on zoom. We do not have a specific time due to members not being available for a timed slot. However, I will let members know details in advance via our WhatsApp group, For more information about the Punjabi Women's Writing Group please contact me. 

In November 2018, I was invited to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany to read and discuss my life as a 'British Disabled Women Writer'. The lecture at the University was very successful and I enjoyed every moment of it.

I have had a passion for writing since childhood. Writing has opened up all sorts of possibilities for me as I struggle to express myself because of my disability. Having the ability to write has made my life richer and more rewarding. 

'Rag Doll' was my first self published collection of poetry and prose (now out of print).

I have also written a novel called 'Dangerous Games - What Will People Say?'about living with cerebral palsy in an Asian household in Britain which I am hoping to get published.

I write a regular blog for Disability Arts Online. Click to read. 

Hannah Hodgson led BBC Radio 4, Roger McGough's Poetry Please.  She choose poems on disability and by disabled poets, where I read one of my poems on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 15 May 2022.

I was featured on BBC one's Sunday Morning Live show on 27 September 2020. Please see the clip below:


Cherry Doyle interviewed me at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival 2021 - In Conversation With Kuli Kohli. 

My story was featured on the BBC News online website on 30 August 2020. It has had over 1.7 million views worldwide. Click here to read.   


EVENTS: Autumn 2023

Saturday 16 September ‘Country Voices’ with Kuli Kohli, Jeff Phelps & Simon Fletcher at the Water Rat Inn, 29 Buildwas Rd, Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7BJ, 2.30-4pm. Ample Parking. Disabled access. Tickets £5 on the door.

Saturday 23 September Kuli Kohli and the Punjabi Women’s Writing Group with other poets will be performing poetry as part of the Get a Word in Edgeways event at Newhampton Arts centre, Wolverhampton WV1 4AN.  The event will open at 2pm and finish around 7pm, the poetry will start at 3pm. Free entry.

Wednesday 27 September Artist Sahjan Kooner in conjunction with the Eastside Project will be providing a workshop for the Punjabi Women’s Writing Group and other Punjabi communities around Wolverhampton on Punjabi Village Art to share, tell and recite experiences of village life in Punjab, this is an intergenerational project, so voices, histories and stories are part of experience. These stories and archives will be published in the gallery as a large billboard. It will emerge as a multi-sensory exhibition which will be presented in Eastside Projects’ main gallery in Digbeth from 6 October – 16 December 2023, touring to Kunsthal Gent in Belgium in early 2024.  Venue TBC (either at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery or a space at Wolverhampton University). Free entry. Please contact Kuli Kohli if you’re interested in taking part on email