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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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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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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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