Congratulations to Hive poets Charlotte Murray and Safia Khan who both have superb poems in the new Grist Books anthology We’re All in it Together: Poems for a DisUnited Kingdom. The book is one of Safia’s first poetry commissions ahead of her debut New Poets Prize pamphlet Too Much Mirch launched in June 2022. Thanks to Steve Ely and Michael Stewart at Huddersfield Uni for supporting emerging young poets.
We’re All in it Together explores the fault lines of national and regional identity and the rupture precipitated and exposed by Brexit. What does it mean to be ‘British’ now? Is it possible for the Kingdom to become United? Is it even desirable?
Featuring work by Ashley Hickson-Lovence, Joelle Taylor, Natalie Holborow, Rory Waterman, Ian Duhig, Jo Clement and many more.
You can buy We’re All in it Together at The book corner in Halifax, Fox Lane Books (online) & Wave of Nostalgia in Haworth