Poetry off the Shelf: Kyle Dargan & Rachel Long
Kyle Dargan is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Anagnorisis (2018) and Honest Engine (2015). He has received the Cave Canem Prize and Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and he has been a Kingsley Tufts Award finalist. Former managing editor of Callaloo, Dargan is the founding editor of the magazine Post No Ills and assistant director of creative writing at American University in Washington, D.C. Rachel Long is a poet and leader of Octavia - Poetry Collective for Women of Colour, which is housed at Southbank Centre, London. She was shortlisted for young poet laureate for London in 2014, and awarded a Jerwood/Arvon Foundation mentorship in 2015. Long has run poetry workshops for The Poetry School, The Serpentine Galleries and at The University of Oxford. She is assistant tutor on the Barbican Young Poets.
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