Barbican Young Poets - Articulations for Keeping the Light In
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Barbican Young Poets - Articulations for Keeping the Light In


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For more than a decade, the Barbican Young Poets programme has served as a base for experimentation, creative development and an ever-extending community of poetic practice.

Inaugurating a collaboration between Barbican Yong Poets and flipped eye publishing, Articulations for Keeping the Light In collects and celebrates work produced by poets of the 2022 cohort. In a dazzling array of poetics and forms, ranging from the mechanics of crossword puzzles, erasure and language to techno inflected sensuality, prayer and the personal dynamics of light, these poems continue to extend the legacy the programme has established and showcase the potency and integrity of contemporary poetry.


Edited by the programme’s Artistic Director and Lead Facilitator, Jacob Sam-La Rose, and poet and programme Co-Tutor, Rachel Long, the anthology includes new poetry written by Oshanti Ahmed, Esme Allman, Mandisa Apena, Rachel Cleverly, Courtney Conrad, Bella Cox, Geraint Ellis, Abena Essah, Rakaya Fetuga, Rosanna Hildyard, Minying Huang, Gabriel Jones, Kerrica Kendall, Rachel Lewis, Cia Mangat, Sarah McCreadie, Shanay Neusum-James, Tasmia Salim, Maeve Slattery, Matt L T Smith, Simran Uppal, Maggie Wang and Jinhao Xie.