Kuli Kohli’s poetry has come out of a long process of finding her voice and understanding her life and its imposed limits. She writes fluently in a variety of styles and forms and tells us a great deal about what it’s like to be an Asian woman with disabilities in modern Britain. It is by turns moving and funny. She should be an inspiration to us all.
Simon Fletcher - Poet and Publisher
I've known this incredible lady all my life and have very fond memories of our childhood (ooh the stories her siblings and I could tell!). Those of you who know her will know that she's a keen writer and I for one can vouch for her passion for expressing her views, feelings and dreams through her writing. Whilst some may see her cerebral palsy as a 'set back' or 'limitation', I believe that it has given her the courage, determination and foundation to pursue her dreams and become a published writer. I'm really proud that she's now accomplished her lifelong dream and written a collection of poems which depict her life as a woman, an Asian living in the UK, a person who has faced stigma and discrimination and also as a person of dreams. I would highly recommend that anyone interested in poetry buys her book 'Rag Doll'. My favourite poem from the book has to be 'A Woman Like Me'. You won't be disappointed!
Monica Shafaq, Chief Executive of The Kaleidoscope Plus Group
I've started to explore the pieces in your book 'Rag Doll'. There are loads of ideas in these pages. Some are quite melancholy, some amusing and some thought-provoking... and it is well written. I do get the distress of the 'Partition of My Homeland' and 'Stubborn Roots'. I like 'Millions' which has a simple theme exploited in very creative ways. 'Brown Girl in the Rain' with a humorous nod to the pop song is painted expressively with fine images that certainly conjure autumnal memories. 'Season of Freedom', at the opposite end of the calendar, must resonate for a million prisoners of winter in this country. And 'Going West to the Wrekin' delightfully descriptive of nature in various forms.
Al Barz - Poet and Stage Actor/Retired Lecturer
Never heard of her... have you? This lady paints pictures with words. The depth and breadth of her work is stunning. Buy the book (Rag Doll - Peacock Feather Press). You'll be glad you did. And I keep picking her book up and reading it. I know it might sound a little sycophantic but her work is amazing! And, it's got nothing to do with the fact that she has C.P. Okay, she might draw on it, to use it, but it doesn't change the fact that her work stands up for itself. So... when is the next book coming out?
Barry Harper - Actor, Broadcaster, Musician
Congratulations on your publication of Rag Doll. I have just read all the pages of your book after work. Truly tremendous! Did only want to read a few pages but I could not stop as I wanted to read more. Well done to you!
Kuljit Bhangu - Kumon Instructor, Blakenhall Kumon Study Centre