Friday, 6 July 2018

Wretched Strangers

I'm very happy to be contributing three extracts from my book-length poem 'this is no longer entertainment' to Wretched Strangers, an anthology of contemporary poetry in solidarity with the rights of migrants and refugees everywhere.

Image result for wretched strangers boilerConceived in response to surges of violent British nationalism and political paranoia around borders, Wretched Strangers is edited by Ágnes Lehóczky & JT Welsch, and was published by Boiler House Press on 23 June 2018 (the second anniversary of the EU referendum in the UK).

Coming in at over 300 pages and bringing together innovative poetry from 125 poets around the globe, this is an extraordinary and beautifully-designed book, proceeds from the sales of which will be donated to charities fighting for the rights of refugees.

Wretched Strangers includes work from some incredible poets based in the UK, in Ireland, and elsewhere, such as Caroline Bergvall, Serena Braida, James Byrne, Kimberly Campanello, Iris Colomb, Ailbhe Darcy, Nia Davies, Steven J Fowler, Livia Franchini, Kit Fryatt, Kapka Kassabova, Aodán McCardle, Astra Papachristodoulou, Sandeep Parmar, Zoë Skoulding, David Toms, Kinga Toth, and David Wheatley, as well as editors Ágnes Lehóczky and JT Welsch.

You can read the full contributors list on the anthology page on the Boiler House Press website, where, if you wish to support this project (and I hope that you do) you can also purchase a copy.

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