Glocal heroes CivicLeicester are releasing a new poetry anthology. It’s called Poetry and Settled Status for All. In their words:
“The anthology will explore themes that include lived experience of being a migrant or seeking refuge in Britain and the Irish States, migrant or refugee experiences of rural and urban life, education, housing, work, healthcare, immigration and asylum systems, and the hostile environment as well as calls asking Britain and the Irish States to give settled status or indefinite leave to remain to all who are here who need such leave.”Ambrose Musiyiwa
One of my poems is included here. It’s a new one, called “Ancestors Should be Exempt from Needing Passports”. Here are a few snipets. If you want to read the whole thing, as well as work from astounding creators such as Pascale Petit and Carmina Masoliver, support the funding campaign to get the book published. They just need £1500 for printing and publishing. All profits and extra donations will go to Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group (CARAG) and Regularise.