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Hafsah Aneela Bashir Headshot - Kendal Poetry Festival 2020 Poet

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Hafsah Aneela Bashir

Festival Poet

Hafsah Aneela Bashir is a writer, playwright and performance poet based in Manchester. Her work has been published in several anthologies. She is founder and co-director of Outside The Frame Arts (OTFA), a collective platforming marginalised voices. She was recently awarded the prestigious Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship 2019, has performed for numerous festivals, is creating theatre work of her own exploring womanhood and heritage and is still a sane mother of five. Her debut poetry collection, The Celox and the Clot, is charged with a fierce compulsion to reveal and explore raw and open wounds from the domestic to political settings.

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