STOP PRESS: TWO BRAND NEW BOOKS FROM CARCANET PRESS !!
Chris' new collection about a white boy growing up in 1960s Ethiopia, a place he loves even as he learns his own privilege and foreignness.
The first ever anthology of Ethiopian Amharic poetry in English!! Edited & translated by Chris Beckett & Alemu Tebeje.
Read the great review in MPT on the Reviews page!
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, a collaboration with my partner, the Japanese artist and sculptor Isao Miura, was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2015. I translate Ethiopian poetry and started Tamrat Books with Alemu Tebeje in 2017, 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)