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Contemporary Black British Poetry

Edited by Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Foreword by Dorothy Wang



72 Pages, 5.5 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: April 2019

ISBN 9781845234263

Rights: US & CA

Peepal Tree Press Ltd. (Apr 2019)

Price: $16.95


Filigree typically refers to the finer elements of craftwork, the parts that are subtle; this Filigree anthology contains work that plays with the possibilities that the word suggests, work that is delicate, that responds to the idea of edging, to a comment on the marginalization of the darker voice. Filigree includes work from established Black British poets residing inside and outside the UK; new and younger emerging voices of Black Britain and Black poets who have made it their home as well as a selection of poets the Inscribe project has nurtured and continues to support.

Author Biography

Nii Ayikwei Parkes is an author and performance poet who has performed on major stages across the world. Nii is the Senior Editor at flipped eye publishing, and a contributing editor to The Liberal. Dorothy J. Wang is an Associate Professor in the American Studies Program at Williams College.