So after months of labouring away on what I can officially call my debut poetry collection, ‘The Celox And The Clot’, I had my book launch at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester as part of the Manchester Literature Festival 2018.
With Sarah Yaseen’s mesmerising soundscapes that made the words of my poem dance and direction by Nikki Mailer with visuals by Andrea and immense support by Sarah-Jane & Cathy at Manchester Literature Festival, the atmosphere was electric!
I’m still basking from the love that was in the room. And a full house sold-out event at that. Hearing the cheering, crying, clicking or whispering from the audience especially when a poet is performing is always encouraging and the audience did not falter.
From pin drop silence during poems, ‘I Will Tell God Everything’ penned after witnessing photographs of barrel bomb injuries in Syria to the roaring laughter during ‘Jimmy…
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