As a co-editor of Skylark, Yogesh Patel has published international contemporary poetry since the seventies. Currently, he runs Skylark Publications UK, and a non-profit Word Masala project to promote writers and poets of South Asian diaspora. Recently he launched a South-Asian ‘Poet of the month’ e-zine series. Yogesh is also a founder of the literary charity, Gujarati Literary Academy, and has served as its president. He was a Fellow of the International Poetry Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was awarded the Freedom of the City of London and has four LP records, two films, radio programmes, children’s books, fiction and non-fiction books, including poetry collections to his credit.
Apart from being a recipient of the IWWP award, the International Scottish Diploma for the excellence in poetry, and a Hon. Diploma from the Italian University of Arts, he has won the Co-Op Award for the poetry on the environment.
By profession, Yogesh is a qualified optometrist and an accountant.
A short list of his work and achievements is listed at www.patelyogesh.co.uk