PORTFOLIO

Commissions, collaborations & publications.

THE ENTERTAINER II

(Poetry Film)

Safiya's first poetry film 'The Entertainer II' in collaboration with RouteThirtySix which explores unhealthy expectations of Black women within the entertainment industry. Themes which will be further explored in Safiya's upcoming collection to be released with Out-Spoken Press, 2022.

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City Street

PLASTERED HEART, AUGUST

(Audio)

As part of Safiya's prize for winning The New Voice of Poetry Prize, Safiya recorded two poems in collaboration with Culture Recordings as part of The Soundscape Poetry Project, which paired bespoke audio landscapes with spoken word.

'Plastered Heart, August', is set in a city devastated by the pandemic, but amongst the chaos a small piece of art brings hope. Safiya wrote this poem shortly after losing close friends at the beginning of the pandemic. 

THE HEADLESS CHICKEN

(Audio)

As part of Safiya's prize for winning The New Voice of Poetry Prize, Safiya recorded two poems in collaboration with Culture Recordings as part of The Soundscape Poetry Project, which paired bespoke audio landscapes with spoken word.


Safiya plays with words & rhythm to share a story from her childhood in Barbados.

Tribal Drum
Cut Peaches

ROTTEN

(Animation)

In collaboration with Mayowa Olowu, Safiya shares a poem based on a life-changing event during her childhood. This poem explores racism, and child vulnerability.

SHE

(Dance)

Safiya performs a dance response to Roger Robinson's poem 'Sometimes'.

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Green Forest

DESERVES TO BLOOM

(Poetry Film)

In collaboration with Heal Rewilding Safiya perform an eco-poem from the earth's point of view.

STICK AROUND

(Poetry Film)

Commissioned by BBC Bitesize, Safiya shares a heartfelt and uplifting poem about holding onto precious memories.

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JOURNALS & MAGAZINES

POETRY LONDON, (98), 2021

THE RIALTO, (96), 2021.

THE BOOK OF BAD BETTIES, 2021

BATHMAGG, 2021

INK, SWEAT & TEARS, 2021.

THE CARIBBEAN WRITER, (34), 2020.

THE AMISTAD, 2020.

JALADA AFRICA, 2020.

POETRY BIRMINGHAM LITERARY JOURNAL, (4) 2020.

FINISHED CREATURES, (3), 2020.

TENTACULAR MAGAZINE, (6), 2020.

ALTER EGOS: A BAD BETTY PRESS ANTHOLOGY, 2020.