PLATFORM and African Writers Abroad proudly present 19 poets and 29 poems in a new volume crackling with acute observation and arresting calls to justice.

The collection features powerful new work from acclaimed performance-poets Simon Murray (Sai Murai) and Dorothea Smartt, commissioned during PLATFORM’s season “C Words: Carbon, Climate, Capital, Culture” (Arnolfini, Bristol, England in 2009).

It republishes selected work from the anthology “Dance the Guns to Silence: 100 Poems for Ken Saro-Wiwa (Flipped Eye 2005) by Helon Habila, Sue Richardson, Davd Eggleton, Tolu Ogunlesi, Carmen Borja, and features major Bristol poets Ros Martin and Edson Burton. The anthology debuts fresh exciting work from participants in the “Full Circle/Killing TINA, Embracing Taboo” workshops run by Simon and Dorothea during C Words, and ends with a compelling piece by Zena Edwards. This is a rare volume which both balms the soul, galvanises the spirit, and stirs up hope and action.

Price £4, available from PLATFORM
44 pages, plus full colour centrefold photography from C Words
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ISBN 978-9567365-0-5

See photos of the poetry evening “No Condition is Permanent” on 7th November 2009 at Arnolfini at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/platformlondon/5217842987/in/photostream/

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