New Events for 2016

It’s been another amazing year for the Complete Works poets.
 For full details of the poets please check their websites.

A few highlights:

* The poets have attended hundreds of festivals and events all around the world including the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, reaching tens of thousands in live audiences.

* Online the poets have reached millions, largely due to the extraordinary success of Warsan Shire whose poetry featured on Beyonce’s new album Lemonade.

Forthcoming full collections include:

– Kayo Chingonyi with Chatto and Windus
-Malika Booker and Warsan Shire with Penguin Modern Poets series
– Jay Bernard with Bloodaxe
-Inua Ellams and Rishi Dastidar with Nine Arches

* Malika Booker was the Chair of the Forward Prize judging panel and Judge of Foyles Young Poet of the year award 2016.

* Sarah Howe completed her Harvard Fellowship and has had a wide range of readings. She will be appearing with Stephen Fry at an event in November.

* Karen McCarthy Woolf will complete her PhD soon and Denise Saul is working towards hers.

* The poets have had a range of residencies including: Eileen Pun in Hong Kong, Karen McCarthy Woolf at the National Maritime Museum,  Kayo Chingonyi at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (Associate poet).

The Complete Works Poets Round 3 are also doing great things:

* Ian Humphreys won the Poetry Society’s Hamish Canham Prize
* Leonardo Boix published his second collection in Spanish in Latin America.
* Yomi Sode is currently touring with the British Council in New York. He performed his one man show as a scratch version at the Southbank and is working towards taking it on tour.
* Raymond Antrobus has appeared at numerous festivals and completed his level 1 certificate in sign language.

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