Join us at this special event to mark publication of Victoria Adukwei Bulley's acclaimed debut poetry collection Quiet, with guest readers Gboyega Odubanjo and Sarah Lasoye.
Described in the Guardian as 'abundant with thoughtful storytelling' Quiet explores ideas of black interiority, intimacy and selfhood and the tension between the impulse to guard an ‘inner life’ and the knowledge that, as Audre Lorde writes, ‘your silence will not protect you’.
Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a poet, writer and artist. An alumna of the Barbican Young Poets, she is the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award and has held residencies internationally in the US, Brazil and the V&A Museum in London. She is the recipient of a Techne scholarship for doctoral research at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Sarah Lasoye is a poet and writer from London. She is an alumna of the Barbican Young Poets programme and current member of Octavia – Poetry Collective for Women of Colour. Her debut chapbook, Fovea / Ages Ago, was published by Hajar Press in April 2021.
Gboyega Odubanjo was born and raised in east London. He is an editor of bath magg and the author of two poetry pamphlets: While I Yet Live (Bad Betty Press, 2019) and Aunty Uncle Poems (Smith|Doorstop, 2021).