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malika-booker

Poet

Malika Booker is a British poet of Guyanese and Grenadian Parentage. Breadfruit (flippedeye, 2007) received a Poetry Society recommendation. Her collection Pepper Seed (Peepal Tree Press, 2013) was longlisted for the OCM Bocas prize and shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre prize for first full collection (2014). Malika is published with the poets Sharon Olds and Warsan Shire in the Penguin Modern Poet Series 3: Your Family: Your Body (2017). She is a Fellow of both The Complete Works and Cave Canem. Malika was the Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow in Creative Writing at University of Leeds and is currently a poetry lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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