First Five with Yomi Sode

Poet Yomi Sode interviews Hafsah Aneela Bashir and Anthony Joseph about first albums and guilty pleasures in his popular and insightful series that has reached tens of thousands via Instagram Live in recent months. 

For September and October 2020 we’ve invited the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellows to take over the Jerwood Arts channels.

The Fellows for this edition Hafsah Aneela Bashir, Anthony Joseph and Yomi Sode are celebrating the end of a year of mentorship, reflection and development through the Fellowship programme with this new digital programme of online events, content and social media takeovers. Through the programme they will present new work, testing fresh ideas and formats for poetry online as well as engaging in critical conversations about what poetry can be, and is, today.

The Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships offer a significant new development opportunity for poets and support individuals whose practice encompasses poetry in the broadest artistic sense. The Jerwood Compton Fellowships are designed and managed by Jerwood Arts, with support from Arts Council England including funds from the Joseph Compton bequest. 



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