"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators..."
UK based urban writers from different Artistic backgrounds come together as a show of unity while maintaining their distinct perspectives and styles as in Volume 1.
A Crowd Funding page was launched early 2017 and with some ACE funding, Volume 2 featuring over 40 new contributors is due this November (2017).
(For more history see About)
"It was such an honour to have noteworthy poet Khadijah Ibrahiim write the foreword for 1, and the writers themselves see the sense in a collective spirit. This was motivation enough to give it a go.
So experience the freshest wordsmiths - as we journey together: We aim to reach all corners of the nation, projecting our pieces, on our terms, bringing different artistic traditions. We have strong, creative minds and writing in common, believing the pen is mighty indeed.
"Proud to be a part of this."
Edson Burton - Poet/Contributor
"Engaging in themes usually excluded from typical poetry."
Marvin Rees (Mayor of Bristol)
"A dazzling sky of nationhood"
Peter Kalu -Commonword"
"Every word leaves a lasting taste of tomorrow." Charlotte Maxwell - Cultureword
"A significant part in the evolution of new writers." Kevin Philemone - BBC Bristol
This is the Leeds-based Lyrically Justified team. They've teamed up to promote themselves, as well as Lyrically Justified - a book that brings together emerging talent from across the UK.
You'll notice that the group is racially and culturally diverse, and this tradition will continue.
Volume 2 will bring another impressive set of poets that we need to know, boosting the collective overall, taking it to another level.
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