Fri 28 February 2020 - Tue 2 March 2021
Podcast #1: Malika Booker explores Chapeltown
Leeds Lit Fest is delighted to have commissioned ten new and original podcasts for the 2020 Festival funded by Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.
There are 5 writer profiles. Each of these podcasts features a writer currently working in Leeds and has been recorded on location somewhere in the city. In response to their surroundings in that moment, the featured writers talk about the relationship between their own writing and the idea of place.
Malika Booker is a British poet of Guyanese and Grenadian Parentage. Breadfruit (pamphlet),
(flippedeye, 2007) received a Poetry Society recommendation and her poetry collection Pepper
Seed (Peepal Tree Press, 2013) was longlisted for the OCM Bocas prize and shortlisted for the
Seamus Heaney Centre prize for first full collection (2014). She is published with the Poets Sharon
Olds and Warsan Shire in The Penguin Modern Poet Series 3:Your Family: Your Body (2017). She is a
Fellow of both The Complete Works and Cave Canem. Malika was the Douglas Caster Cultural
Fellow in Creative Writing at University of Leeds and is currently a poetry Lecturer at Manchester
Free to listen. Click on the link here.