Carole Satyamurti

Carole Satyamurti was a British poet who also worked as a translator and sociologist. She taught in London and spent time as a writer in residence at the University of Sussex and College of Charleston. She’s won the National Poetry Competition, Cholmondeley Award, and was short-listed for the Forward Prize. 

I Shall Paint My Nails Red

‘I Shall Paint My Nails Red’ by Carole Satyamurti is a poem about why a female speaker painted her nails. The simple premise is made more complicated as she lists out the reasons why she painted her nails red. 

'I Shall Paint My Nails Red’ by Carole Satyamurti
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