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My conversation with Chicago-based poet and gardener Dave Snyder is up on my other blog, The Chain Letters.
My poem ‘Dear Ludovic’ is included in this anthology, from Cinnamon Press, of young British poets. The profit from sales will go to the charity Oxfam.
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been named winner of the inaugural Venture Award from Flipped Eye Press. My pamphlet/chapbook Desert Sunflowers will be published by Flipped Eye in 2012.
I’m really pleased to be on the shortlist for the Venture Award, with some excellent company. More info on the award here.
I’ll be reading at the Southbank Centre in London on Thursday 29 March, 7.45pm, with Shazea Qureishi, Nick Makoha and Mahfuz Mir Ali. We will be reading poems from Ten and new work. The event will be hosted by Bernardine Evaristo. ‘Sparkling new talents who demonstrate the richness, energy and confidence of the poetic voice …
I’ll be reading a specially-commissioned poem at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, on the 17th of February as part of this wonderful event: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/1588/poetic-journeys-2730/ Celebrate the anthology TEN featuring poets Mir Mahfuz Ali, Rowyda Amin, Nick Makoha, Roger Robinson, Shazea Quraishi and Jan Kofi-Tsekpo. Hear readings from the anthology TEN and newly commissioned works …
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been longlisted for the Venture Award from Flipped Eye Publishing. Fingers crossed please, ladies and gentlemen! http://www.flippedeye.net/venture/87/venture-award-longlist-announced/
I’m working on a commissioned poem for a Complete-Works-related event at the Victoria and Albert Museum on the 17th of February 2012. The inspiration is this photo from the collection: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1181409/photograph-halos-out-of-line/
I’ll be reading with four amazing talents – Sandeep Parmar, Saradha Soobrayen, Eisha Karol and Sascha Aurora Akhtar – at this event. See the website for tickets and further details of the festival: http://southasianlitfest.com/program/inner-birds/ October 8, 2011 Five female poets perform a range of multi-media poetic works. Start Time:4:30 pm Price:£12 for all SATURDAY events …