Thank you for visiting my website. I was born in London but grew up mostly in Ethiopia, where my father worked at the British Embassy in Addis Ababa. My second book, Ethiopia Boy, was published by Carcanet/Oxford Poets in 2013. I won the Poetry London competition in 2001, and Sketches from the Poem Road, my collaboration with artist Isao Miura, was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2015. I translate Ethiopian poetry and recently started Tamrat Books with Alemu Tebeje, to publish Ethiopian poets in English and Amharic. With Gale Burns, I host The Shuffle in Covent Garden, and am also a trustee of the Anglo-Ethiopian Society and the Poetry Society. lemon for love! lemon for love! lemon you are so sweet! (from Ethiopia Boy)
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