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Akila Richards is a poet, writer and spoken word artist, performing and collaborating in the UK and abroad. She has created work for theatre, audio podcasts, soundscapes and film, digital platforms, cultural and for artistic events. Her most recent poems and short stories featured in ‘Witness Stand’ at Brighton Festival 22, Artist in House residency at Brighton Dome for her ongoing ‘Rest Experience’ exploration, Covert Magazine and the speculative anthology Glimpse (Peepal Tree Press). Akila’s poetry pamphlet ‘Ritual for a Mango’ is currently being edited for publication and she is writing her first novel.