Now in their fifth year, the RSL Literature Matters Awards aim to enable literary excellence and innovation, providing writers with financial support to undertake new literary projects that extend the reach of literature. This is 1 of 7 projects from writers working across multiple disciplines and forms that have been chosen by judges Melanie Abrahams, Sophie Collins and Ian Duhig. These Awards are made possible by the generous donations and legacies of RSL Fellows, and by the support of our Literature Matters Supporters’ Circle.
BPM: The Black Poets Masterclass series will be a 12-month Black Poet Masterclass series to equip Black poets with knowledge of the Black canon looking at four areas of poetic literature. We will look at 4 distinct areas of black poets from Africa, America, the Caribbean and the UK. It is the best way to future-proof the black poetry canon.
BPM: The Black Poets Masterclass series – Our project partners include