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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

June 3, 2022

2022 Furious Flower Poetry Prize Winner

About The Prize Exceptional Quality Watch the Reading About Ariana Ariana Benson was born in Norfolk, Virginia. She received the 2020 Graybeal-Gowen Poetry Prize and the 2021 Porter House Review…
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…