Matwaala’s latest Poets of Colour series brings together four poets and one artist whose work explores the lands, rivers, culture and histories belonging to and inherited by contemporary Native Americans.
Five writers – Nasim Marie Jafry, Laura Elliott, Henry Anderson, JP Seabright and Louise Kenward – discuss what it’s like to write with M.E. and how chronic illness has forced them to discover new modes of understanding, new forms of expression, new realms of imagination (as edited by author Katy Wimhurst).
In these captivating poems from their joint project, Wendy Allen and Charley Barnes explore the fluid relationship of two narrators to their bodies, to the people surrounding them, and to the physical spaces their bodies occupy.
Two years after the first UK lockdown, writers Shamini Sriskandarajah and Elodie Barnes reflect on how the restrictions (and opportunities) of Covid-19 have altered and shaped their creative practices.
Usha Akella and Pramila Venkateswaran present the second collection of poems by Mexican women poets – Ana Belén López, Natalie Toledo, Elsa Cross, Maria Baranda and Mariana Bernardez – held in honour of Matwaala’s 2021 Festival of Poets of Colour series.
For their Poets of Colour Festival, Matwaala 2021 brings together five prize-winning African American women poets – Dorothy Randall Gray, Cynthia Manick, Loretta Diane Walker, Marsha Nelson and Anastasia Tomkin. Here, Lucy Writers showcases their brilliant, moving work, which ranges from a celebration of Black motherhood through to the final moments of George Floyd’s life.
On the anniversary of the death of writer and filmmaker Margaret Tait, we celebrate her life’s work with a recording of our event Midwinter with Margaret Tait, a book launch in collaboration with LUX London and So Mayer, which featured special guest speakers Sarah Neely, Lottie Whalen, Pema Monaghan and Alison Miller.
Lucy Writers are proud to announce that Gabriela Frost, a regular arts writer for the platform, has been shortlisted for the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme Student Journalism Awards 2019, under the category of ‘Criticism’.