Obsidian Foundation

We are building on the achievements of those who have paved the way for us, and are indebted to the Afro Style School, Black Arts Movement, Caribbean Arts Movement, Cave Canem, Dark Noise Collective, Dark Room Collective, Malika’s Kitchen, The Complete Works, and Octavian.

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From The Blog

September 22, 2021

Poetry London new Assistant Editor

Poetry London has announced the appointment of Isabelle Baafi as its new Assistant Editor. Isabelle Baafi is a writer, poet, editor, and critic from London. Her debut pamphlet, Ripe (ignitionpress),…
August 7, 2021

African Poetry Digital Portal awarded a $750k

Mellon grant to transform African poetry research, scholarship The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to an international team led by Kwame Dawes, professor of English, and Lorna…
August 6, 2021

Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze dies aged 65