we're back from our debut int'l editions in jo'burg & cape town with another fire lineup!
caroline bird has five collections of poetry published by carcanet. her most recent collection, in these days of prohibition, was shortlisted for the 2017 ts eliot orize. a two time winner of the foyles' young poets award, her first collection looking through letterboxes was published in 2002 when she was 15. she won a major eric gregory award in 2002 & was shortlisted for the geoffrey dearmer prize in 2001 & the dylan thomas prize in 2008 & 2010. she was one of the five official poets at the 2012 london olympics.
amy leon performs frequently all over new york & has toured numerous times across the uk performing in collaboration with the bbc, roundhouse, amnesty int'l & more. an alumna of the nuyorican slam team, she fuses music & poetry thru powerfully transparent performances focusing on social inequalities & celebrating love, blackness, & what it means to be woman. she’s the author of two collections of poetry: the water under the bridge & mouth full of concrete & also just released her debut album something melancholy available now on all listening platforms!
jamal mehmood's a writer & poet. winner of poetry rivals in 2016, he’s had work featured in media diversified, litro magazine & bbc asian network. his debut poetry collection’s out now thru burning eye books. his essay 'language, life & love' was published in 'from the lines of dissent' by outspoken press.