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Poetry Reading Malika Booker

Poetry Reading Malika Booker

Malika Booker is a British poet of Guyanese and Grenadian Parentage. She co-founded Malika’s Poetry Kitchen and is a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. With Sharon Olds and Warsan Shire, Malika is published in the Penguin Modern Poets Series 3, Your Family: Your Body (2017). A Cave Canem Fellow and inaugural Poet in Residence at The Royal Shakespeare Company, she was awarded the Cholmondeley Award (2019) for her outstanding contribution to poetry and elected a Royal Society of Literature Fellow in 2022. Malika is the first woman to win the Forward Prize Best Single Poem twice, first in 2020 with her poem The Little Miracles, commissioned by and published in Magma 75 (2019), and in 2023 with Libation, published in The Poetry Review (2022).

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