“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.
“I will die in the days when the first rains come”
First rain mourns both the loss of a grandmother, and the fading away (like her sight in later life) of a culture and language that hold so much history and pride.
“Coming 9 December”
The Towns We Leave Hate Us Most
Aislinn Evans has created a moving début that defies categorisation. Lovingly produced as a collectible item, this is poetry you will want to carry with you as you leave
“Coming December 2”
Flood Season explores diasporic lives, the tensions between who we are and the clichés that surround our nation states, and hybridity. These are poems that carry their weight easily, fizz with the joy of a burst man.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Not Quite Right For Us
A celebration of outsiderness and an ode to otherness, Not Quite Right For Us is a singular collection of stories, essays and poems by a dynamic mix of established and surging voices alike.
‘An important anthology that spans generations, circles the globe, and embraces all forms of imaginative writing. Uplifting and inspiring’ -Caryl Phillips