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Louisa is a writer and poet of Ghanaian and English heritage who lives in south west England. Her third poetry collection, How to Wear a Skin, was published by Indigo Dreams in 2019. Her first collection, Salt-sweat and Tears, and pamphlet, Blinking in the Light were published by Cinnamon Press. Louisa’s work has appeared in a wide range of journals and anthologies including Envoi, Wasafiri, Acumen, Under the Radar, Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe), Ink, Sweat and Tears, Filigree and Closure (Peepal Tree Press) and New Daughters of Africa (Myriad). She has been highly commended by the Forward Prize and twice shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. Louisa has written books and curated exhibitions exploring BAME history in south-west England. She has also written for Gal-dem, Skin Deep, Black Ballad and Media Diversified. Her first short story collection, Stay With Me, is published by Colenso Books, and she has a forthcoming coastal memoir which will be published by Little Toller Books in 2022.

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