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Shameful (non) self-promotion

CW: confidence issues, mental health, the world. Last week, I was talking on the phone with my DSA mental health mentor. She was asking me how I was doing with my dissertation proposal, and I told her in honesty that I hadn’t had the opportunity to work on it in the past couple of weeks: […]

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A cover, a new date and some words of praise

My debut poetry collection, Meanwhile, will be officially released on the 8th of October sidiosquiere. It will be available for presale on my shop quite soon (with some more related swag?) and on Burning Eye Books website once it’s out.

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Bentfest talks

Next week, Bentfest will host a series of talks on their Instagram Live if you want to tune in. The queer punk London festival will host a few of us at 6pm BST: Monday, 18th May, Kirsty Fife zine reading and discussion of class, DIY politics, academia and more. Tuesday, 19th May, Sop will talk […]

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Update on date

With the whole pandemic going on, this year’s Burning Eye Books releases are staggered. A lot of release parties postponed, cancelled or moved to online (again, gotta love an online event). So, it looks like Meanwhile will be released in October instead of September. Will add more updates as time goes by, including book release […]

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Poems Portfolio

A title and a date

Burning Eye Books has released its official 2020 programme, featuring all the poetry books they will publish this year. Including mine. My debut poetry collection is included on that list. Its title is Meanwhile. Meanwhile is out on 7th of September, to be available on Big Cartel and all your usual platforms. More info coming […]

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Writin from Between the Lines workshop – Everybody’s Reading

10 October 20196pm to 8pmSharing Space, Portland BuildingDe Montfort University Based on the concept of liminality, this poetry and performance workshop aims to motivate those who feel stuck between nationalities, races, genders, bodies, legal and educational status. Open to everyone, particularly refugees, migrants, survivors of domestic abuse and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Here we […]

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National Poetry Day workshop at LGBT Centre

Last minute, I gave a poetry workshop at Leicester LGBT Centre on Thursday, in order to commemorate the National Poetry Day. It was oriented to teenagers from the First Out group, including members from the lesbian, gay, bisexual an trans community who are currently doing college, sixth form and first year of uni. Something I […]

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Nadine

This is for Nadine from Twin Peaks. Someone whose youth was drastically cut short by having to follow standards of so-called womanhood, almost at the same time surviving a shooting accident; a bookmark in her life she could only go back to after another catastrophe, effectively travelling through time and experiencing – albeit much stronger […]

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Returns

Coming back to this blog after many many months of neglecting this lovely space. I might just copy/paste Facebook rants and reflections in case they get Zucc’d. Things in my life have changed a lot. I found out I was not a woman. Nor a man. Nor anything, really. Try using “they” pronouns for me. […]

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NaPoWriMo 2017

I’ve been terrible at writing this year. Great at reading it out loud and also about shouting and chanting a bit, but creating new stuff? Not really. This is why, and also because I love a challenge, I’m doing NaPoWriMo this April. It’s like NaNoWriMo, but instead of writing a novel, you write a poem […]