Poetry in a Hostile Environment
Compiled during the Windrush scandal, concerns about social care and the announcement of a Stephen Lawrence memorial day, this anthology features poetry from many different immigrant communities ranging from social protest to celebration, song through textual play to traditional forms by poets from the internationally-recognised to those nurtured in charity workshops who have experienced homelessness, mental ill-health and many kinds of abuse.
The poets include Khadija Ibrahiim, Vahni Capildeo, Seni Seneviratne, Niall Campbell, Adam Lowe and Ian Duhig who also led some workshops, edited the anthology and wrote the introduction. Created with funding from the Forward Arts Foundation, and a response to National Poetry Day's theme of 'change', all proceeds from sales will go to the David Oluwale Memorial Association, Leeds Irish Health and Homes, and Touchstone.
Khadijah Ibrahiim; Leeds DynaMix; Halima France; Saju Ahmed; Linda Black; Ruth Bundey; Laurence O'Hara; Vahni Capildeo; Giulia Artuso; Sara Allkins; Ahmed Kaysher; John Cole; Mary Baillie; Linda Marshall; Chris Corkhill; Merv Lebor; Touchstone Sikh Elders Group; Teresa O'Driscoll; Ian Harker; Char March; Sean McVeigh; Seni Seneviratne; Niall Campbell; Lydia Kennaway; Adam Lowe; Anon & Ian Duhig; Sai Murray.
Stapled card cover, b/w throughout.
40pp, 210 × 145 mm
Made from 100% recycled papers and card.