Malika Booker

Malika Booker FRSL is a British poet of Guyanese and Grenadian Parentage, lectures Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, hosts and curates Peepal Tree Press’s Literary podcast, New Caribbean Voices and co-founded of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen (A writer’s collective). Pepper Seed (Peepal Tree Press, 2013) was shortlisted for the OCM Bocas prize and the Seamus Heaney Centre 2014. She is published in The Penguin Modern Poet Series 3: Your Family: Your Body (2017). A Cave Canem Fellow, Malika was awarded the Cholmondeley Award (2019) and The Forward Prize for Best Single Poem (2020).

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