Poetry by Shugufta


This Place

Looking at the relationship between marginalised communities and the great outdoors. Examining border politics, geographical poverty and freedom of movement. through poetry and immersive text.

The Artist

Longlisted for the Jerwood Poetry prize, I am poet, workshop facilitator, Tedx and Arvon Speaker. Described by gal-dem magazine: ‘her narratives are important, heart-wrenching and relatable.’ ‘Jam Is for Girls, Girls Get Jam’, has been recommended by Nikesh Shukla as ‘a social political masterclass in its exploration of cities, cultures, race, food and family’. I am also published in ‘Slam’ (Macmilian), and currently working on my second collection.


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