Poet | Editor

I became a poet in 2001 when I was a founding member of the London-based Malika’s Kitchen.  I first dabbled in editing with A Storm Between Fingers, a Malika’s Kitchen poetry anthology that I co-edited with Roger Robinson and Jacob Sam-La Rose. 

Respect the Mic

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Poetry Society of America  | First Loves Remembered

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Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic

Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic

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Two-time Prize-winner, National Poetry Competition | UK

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Founding Member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen | UK | 2001

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Respect the Mic:  Celebrating 20 Years of Poetry from a Chicagoland High School
 

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Co-edited with Hanif Abdurraqib, Franny Choi and Dan “Sully” Sullivan (Penguin Workshop, 2022)
 

MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University | 2017

'On top of the Monte Carlo' by Peter Kahn

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'On First Knowing You’re a Teacher' by Peter Kahn

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Writers Council member, National Writing Project

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A “highly commended poem” in The Forward Book of Poetry | 2021

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Published in Too Young Too Proud Too Different: Poems from Malika’s Poetry Kitchen (2021)

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Co-editor of The Golden Shovel Anthology:  New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks with Ravi Shankar and Patricia Smith (University of Arkansas Press, 2017)

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A Storm Between Fingers (a Malika’s Kitchen London-Chicago anthology)

Co-editor with Jacob Sam-La Rose and Roger Robinson (Flipped Eye Publishing, 2007)

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Little Kings | 2020

My debut poetry collection

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A chapter in The Craft: A Guide to Making Poetry Happen in the 21st Century

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