hello loves. as black history month comes to an end, i wanted to share some of my favourite poetry collections from black writers that i have enjoyed. the reading list could be longer but i’ve selected a few writers who mean something special to me. black history month 2019. this black history month has felt a bit slow. maybe chairing the black and ethnic minority society during my uni days meant that i was used to black history coming into life with a bang on 1st october wit
Amara Amaryah | travel + books + poetry, always poetry. a platform for story-telling, visuals, positive self-talk and empowerment.| poetry updates and cosmopoetica. hi loves. there has been so much going on in my life poetry wise. i wanted to put a post together sharing all the things i’ve been up to. showing up purely to celebrate and catch you up on anthology publications, online publications, hippodrome young poets showcase, international poetry gigs… to name a few things
Nottinghill Carnival: Find ways to
representing your family.
And your culture likewise. Allow yourself the space to get frustrated with not being documented.
Or being documented in such a way that
it is no longer about you.
Or your people. Or your collected history.
Trust that frustration.
Trust it and
give it the room it needs to develop
and spread into every dormant part of your being until
you must exhibit all that you are proud of
in a docum
What is ‘Hatch’? “In a London ravaged by war and waste, two groups of survivors fight to find a space to call home.” Writing and devising for ‘Hatch’ has been a journey. Learnt a lot of things. A lot of things about myself, the way I like to work as a playwright, the types of people I want to work with in the (very near) future and most importantly I learnt a lot about tangible things that actually matter. Writing for TYPT:16 has encouraged me to voice things and problems pla