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A Comparative History of Fire - Momtaza Mehri
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Intimations - Momtaza Mehri
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Fluke by Any Other Name Is a Flight Number - Momtaza Mehri
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"I digress. Let’s live in digression. We have no other choices.", from the poem Haematology #1

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Jail Letter - Rachel Long
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By Yourself Boy… (1988 – 2007) - Nii Ayikwei Parkes
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4 poems available

“..and only they, children, excellent students of their own self worth, do know the value of their lives - from 'Outside St Dominic's Priory. Snapshot, July 2015'”

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6 poems available

“The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power. -Toni Morrison ”

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Yomi Sode

B. 1984

1 poem available

“To archive poems that may speak to current or younger generations of writers feels incredible. I’m thankful to join a list of iconic figures who inspire me to craft my work to the best it can be.”

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Celebrate common humanity, diverse cultures and the importance of poetry in the arts. We’ve put together a collection of recordings which travel widely across continents, histories, and languages. Together they demonstrate the amazing poetic talent drawn from international backgrounds which the Poetry Archive is proud to have in our keeping.

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“I want these poems to help people to practise empathy”

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