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From The Blog

December 23, 2021

Obsidian Foundation Series

Yomi Sode, Raymond Antrobus and Victoria Adukwei Bulley are among 17 contemporary Black British poets recording their poems for a new collection by the Poetry Archive and Obsidian Foundation. The collection will be added…
December 14, 2021

The Evaristo African Poetry Prize

Congratulations  The Brunel International African Poetry Prize, formerly supported by Brunel University London, will be renamed the Evaristo African Poetry Prize. The list of Brunel Prize winners and finalists is…
November 9, 2021

Toi Derricotte wins 2021 Wallace Stevens Award

Congratulations  Toi Derricotte, the revered, award-winning poet and professor emerita of English at the University of Pittsburgh is the recipient of its 2021 Wallace Stevens Award. The prize is given…