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A round-up of our latest reviews

Firstly, we have three reviews of Wife by Tiphanie Yanique.

The first is by Martyn Crucefix for martyncrucefix.com on Tuesday 30 August:

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Maya Chowdhry launches Fossil with Kadija Sesay and friends

Kadija Sesay and Friends: In Celebration of National Poetry Day
with Kadija Sesay and her poetry friends with their debut collections and brand new work!
Monday 10 October, 7-9pm
Barbican Library, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

This year, our event takes place with the launch of Maya Chowdhry’s poetry chapbook Fossil, published by Peepal Tree Press' Inscribe imprint.

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To Spain in a powerchair! An interview with writer Lynne Blackwood

In an interview with Nikki Copleston, Inscribe-supported writer Lynne Blackwood talks about past and present projects, including a supported writing retreat exploring the roots of flamenco.

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#WATCH: Minoli Salgado reading at Poetry Parnassus

View Minoli Salgado, author of A Little Dust on the Eyes and winner of the inaugural SI Leeds Literary Prize, as she reads at Poetry Parnassus. Held at the Southbank, Poetry Parnassas was part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, where Minoli performed on behalf of Sri Lanka.

 

 

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Small World - Big Aspirations

by Lynne E. Blackwood

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Seni Seneviratne offers Poetry Surgeries with The Poetry Society

This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss your poetry on a one-to-one basis with poet and tutor Seni Seneviratne, a relaxed but in-depth analysis of your poems. Identify strategies for further developing your writing, discuss problems you may be experiencing and look at strategies for taking your work forward. There will be plenty of time to talk about all those things you need to know about writing, revising and submitting your work.

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#WATCH: 'A Legend' by Vahni Capildeo - Poem after Nicholas Laughlin

Vahni Capildeo, author of Utter, has produced a film of 'A Legend' after Nicholas Laughlin. Give the film a watch, listen to Vahni reading the poem and let us know on social media what you thought. There's always something special, we think, about a poet reading their work, which often brings to life the words in a way that print alone can't. See if you feel the same way.

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Writers: How much should we be paid?

by Adam Lowe

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A poem for Emancipation Day

In celebration of Emancipation Day and in remembrance of our shared history across the diasporas, we're sharing the poem 'On Reading Thistlewood's Diary' by Ann-Margaret Lim. You can check out the poem online or by grabbing a copy of Ann-Margaret's forthcoming collection Kingston Buttercup

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Leeds: Talking Statues

Discover Khadijah Ibrahiim's new work at Millennium Square in Talking Statues. Commissioned by Sing London along with playwright Daniel Bye and screenwriter Ben Tagoe, Khadijah gives a voice to one of the many golden owls on display outside Leeds Civic Hall. The owls' stories are voiced by personalities such as Vic Reeves, Brian Blessed, Gemma Whelan and Ian McMillan.

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