18th August, 2022

Before Them, We

Exploring the lives of grandparents and elders before the families they went on to establish, digging deep into the narratives of their lives that are lesser known: who they loved, where and why they migrated, why they had families.

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exploring themes of dreams and memory

Articulations for Keeping the Light In

A dazzling array of poetics and forms, ranging from the mechanics of crossword puzzles, erasure and language to techno inflected sensuality, prayer and the personal dynamics of light produced by poets of the 2022 Barbican Young Poets cohort.

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Mama, I made it / out of your home / alive, raised by / the voices / in my head.

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head

Drawing from her life and the lives of loved ones, as well as pop culture, news headlines and banter, Warsan Shire untwines vivid, transformative details from the experiences of refugees and immigrants, mothers and daughters, Black women and teenage girls.

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pitch, punch and party

Party with the flipped eye crew! It’s been an amazing year for flipped eye. We survived COVID, introduced new imprints, hired an amazing intern, celebrated our 20th Anniversary with fascinating conversations with and between our authors, and it was all thanks to our phenomenal #FECrew, and you, our #FEFolk. Now what better way to culminate […]

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flipped eye welcomes editorial intern

We are delighted to announce our search for a new editor is over. Please join us in welcoming Lana Hughes to the phenomenal #FECrew. An artist and writer from Hertfordshire, Lana studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art, where she developed a particular interest in poetry and video art. Her reading and research interests include science fiction, […]

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Calling black UK-based poets

If you’re a UK-based Black poet of African descent, we want to hear from you. flipped eye is looking to publish a new poetry anthology Before Them, We – to published in 2022. Edited by Jacob Sam-La Rose and curated by Ruth Sutoyé, ‘Before Them, We‘ will explore the lives of grandparents and elders before the families […]

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Articulations for Keeping the Light In

Articulations for Keeping the Light In collects and celebrates work produced by poets of the 2022 Barbican Young Poets cohort. In a dazzling array of poetics and forms, ranging from the mechanics of crossword puzzles, erasure and language to techno inflected sensuality, prayer and the personal dynamics of light, these poems continue to extend the legacy the Barbican programme has established and showcase the potency and integrity of contemporary poetry.

…having discovered a poet’s work we are always delighted to find that they have been published by flipped eye… It means we can be confident that the poet has been rigorously edited and will have a book that’s beautifully designed and produced with care and attention.

Naomi Jaffa