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Poetry and Settled Status for All: An Anthology

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, …

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NEW EBOOK EDITION of Meanwhile (2020), my debut poetry collection, OUT NOW

Happy National Poetry Day! The theme this year is “choice”. Particularly, “why did you choose poetry?” I didn’t choose poetry. Poetry chose me, and I chose to follow suit. A surprising, rewarding, visceral, intriguing, playful and mindful path I have been proud to take these few years. It started as an invitation into poetry and …

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cover of Good Night Out Vancouver's zine, made collage style, with a Black and White picture of a brown skinhead with a mohawk

Published on… Good Night Out Vancouver zine

Good Night Out Vancouver just released a zine about nightlife and safety from the perspective of Black, Indigenous and other People of Colour. It’s a wonderful collection of anecdotes and images, poetry, essays, thoughts, ideas. It’s available on print and digital, sliding scale prices. One of my poems, “Ottoman”, was published on this zine.

Gobs spoken word poetry showcase and Notts TV logos.

TONIGHT: Gobs Collective Showcase on Notts TV

On the 27th of March, we had our Gobs poetry showcase, packed full of outstanding poetry films and performances. If you are more into watching television, then you are in for a treat today. Notts TV (Freeview channel 7, Virgin channel 159), the local Nottingham channel, will be screening the whole event tonight, 9pm BST. Do …

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NEW GIG: Gobs Collective Showcase ft. Casey Bailey

This is on Saturday and you should come. The films and performances are of such a high caliber. Art, passion, determination, so many different and valuable visions we can’t wait to share with you. From the FB event:  Join the dynamic group of Nottingham spoken-word artists GOBS Collective this March as they showcase their incredible …

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Leics LGBT Centre Youth poetry contest winners

(featured image: Unsplash) The lovely folks from Leicester LGBT Centre invited me to judge their latest poetry contest for members of their social youth groups First Out (13-15 yrs), T Party (13-18 yrs trans kids) and Jump (16-18). The topic was Pride, Progress & Change, inspired by work by Dean Atta and Musa Okwonga as …

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