Monday, October 8, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00

Barbican Music Library

Barbican Arts Centre

Silk Street



Kadija Sesay & Friends – Filigree: Contemporary Black British Poetry

DOORS OPEN 6.30! Come along for wine, Juice and hors d'oeuvres!

Filigree is the second anthology of contemporary Black British poetry published by Peepal Tree Press, a leader in Caribbean and Black British Literature. It follows in the footsteps of previous successful anthologies: RED (poetry) and Closure (short stories). RED has been described by Michael Rosen as, “a major contribution to the diverse cultures of blackness.”Filigree’s inclusion of fresh voices from a younger generation of Black British poets illustrates Inscribe’s commitment to producing groundbreaking anthologies. Included are young Poet Laureate’s of London, Poets from the Octavia collective, Barbican Young Poets and The Complete Works as well as a wealth of other recognisable names.

Peepal Tree Press will be celebrating the publication of this new book with a preview reading with some of the poets whose work is included, such as: Michael Campbell, Nandita Ghose, Maggie Harris, Roy McFarlane, Aisha Phoenix, Selina Rodrigues.

This is a free event: register for your free place.