Posts Tagged: warsan shire
London’s first ever “young poet laureate” is Warsan Shire, a twenty-four-year-old “Kenyan-born Somali poet” from northwest London.
What distinguishes a young poet laureate from a regular one? In addition to being a gifted writer, a young poet laureate has a Twitter, a Tumblr, and a Bandcamp with recordings of her reading her work....more
“Dear Allah: If it will keep my heart soft, break my heart everyday.”
This is how writer and poet Warsan Shire’s beautiful album of spoken word ends. In “warsan versus melancholy (the seven stages of being lonely),” Shire muses on love, family, and women....more