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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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Levitando (Can’t Get You Out of My Head)

Llevo dos semanas en México, y apenas puedo escribir esto. Vine a pasar unos meses con mi familia para  recuperarme de todo esto. El llamado de la tierra madre había sido cada vez más fuerte durante la pandemia, con el poder suave de mi país de adopción endureciéndose cada vez más. No sé bien qué …

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La serpiente madre

He estado leyendo sobre la Rueda Medicinal Andina, mejor conocida como La Chakana. Citando al colectivo Nativo América de K’ari Otorongo: Las ruedas medicinales o de la vida, son herramientas milenarias que los pueblos o naciones indígenas u originarias han ideado para la compresión y relación con el cosmos. Son un gran legado universal de …

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NEW EVENT: Dahlia Books showcase @ Curve on the Square

Dahlia Books showcase @ Curve on the Square, 28th August, 3pm Farhana Shaikh, from Dahlia Books, is hosting a showcase of some of the Midland’s finest female writers as part of the summer events in Orton Square, outside Curve Theatre. Featuring: Cynthia Rodríguez Juárez, reading material from her book Meanwhile (Burning Eye Books, 2020)Emma Lee, …

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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.

lineup from Green Hustle, including Gobs poetry

Nottingham Green Hustle and a poetry video

Writing this right after my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Feeling exhilirated and joyful at the moment. Still aware the storm isn’t gone yet and I need to wait some time for the defenses to get properly strong, but feeling really happy and getting ready to do more things at my own pace, honouring …

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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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