Octavia Poetry at Serpentine Galleries

Ideas Through Art: Poetry from the Personal Octavia Poetry Collective will lead a workshop for educators exploring poetry as a method to understand and develop personal identities. ‘Leading out of current discourse around migration, movement and identity, the workshop will create a space to explore how we individually and collectively see and understand the world….

Featuring at Speakeasy – Cambridge

The thing about being part of a great poetry collective (BAR) is that it is made of up of great poetry people (All, but in this specific instance, Charlotte Higgins), who are great poets in their own right AND have their own great poetry nights (Speakeasy) – and they invite you to perform at them. Sunday 2nd November…

BARCADEMY Workshop ‘You Bring Out The Black Woman in Me’

All next week (11th-15th Aug), Burn After Reading (the poetry community I am part of, lead by Jacob Sam-La Rose and Jasmine Cooray) is running the first ‘BARCADEMY‘ in Deptford, London, between Deptford Lounge and the Albany (nearest stations: Deptford Rail Station or Deptford Bridge DLR) BARCADEMY is a week of creative and professional development workshops….

The Emma Press Anthology of Homesickness and Exile

. Very pleased to announce that another of my poems will be included in what I know will be another beautiful anthology by The Emma Press. ‘Homesickness and Exile’ will be published September 2014. ‘The Emma Press Anthology of Homesickness and Exile is inspired by the Tristia, and is the second instalment of The Emma…

I Shape Beauty – The Secrets Women Keep

I wrestled with a few demons, (some so old I consider them annoying acquaintances, when very lonely, friends) to make it to the ‘I Shape Beauty’ poetry and visual art workshop/s last week in Brixton. Demons are very clever. To say they’d been trying to talk me out of it a week ahead would be and understatement. They had…

Leaving is Not Enough

“Leaving is not enough. You must stay gone. Train your heart like a dog. Change the locks even on the house he’s never visited. You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don’t wish away your…

Anthology of Motherhood -The Emma Press

  The Emma Press Anthology of Motherhood is a beautiful collection of poems about motherhood. Thirty-two poets from around the world consider motherhood from a variety of perspectives, writing sensitively as and about children and mothers, expectant mothers, and women contemplating motherhood. The collection as a whole celebrates mothers as well as (or, possibly, by) acknowledging the strain…