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Poet and rapper

Arji Manuelpillai is a poet, performer and creative facilitator. He was the 2019/20 Jerwood/Arvon Mentee. His poetry has been shortlisted for the Burning Eye pamphlet prize 2018, The Oxford Prize 2019, Wolves Poetry Prize 2020 and The Live Canon Prize 2020, he was runner-up in the Robert Graves Prize 2020. Arji’s debut pamphlet ‘Mutton Rolls’ was published with Out-Spoken Press.