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Poetry And.....Human Rights

Poetry and…. a series of readings at King's College, London, curated by Professor of Poetry Ruth Padel, celebrates poetry’s power to connect across boundaries. Free events, free refreshments, and meet the author book-signings


MONA ARSHI, prize-winning poet and lawyer, lives in West London and grew up in Hounslow. She won the inaugural Magma Poetry Competition in 2011 and was joint winner of the 2014 Manchester Poetry Prize. Her first collection Small Hands won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. ‘A brilliant and compelling new voice. At the centre is the slow detonation of grief after her brother’s death but her work focuses on the whole variety of human experience.’ (Poetry Book Society)

SHAMI CHAKRABARTI is Shadow Attorney General and a member of the House of Lords. Born in the London Borough of Harrow, Baroness Chakrabarti studied Law at LSE, was called to the Bar in 1994, and worked as a lawyer in the Home Office from 1996 to 2001, for Governments of both persuasions. She was Director of Liberty, the National Council for Civil Liberties from 2003 to 2016, and a member of the panel of the Leveson Inquiry, the judicial inquiry into UK phone hacking in 2011. Her books include, On Liberty, and Of Women (2017): ‘A welcome global perspective on gender injustice, which ‘may be the greatest human rights abuse on the planet’ (Guardian).

Read more on King’s online poetry magazine Wild Court: http://wildcourt.co.uk/poetry-and/


This is a free ticketed event but booking is essential. Wine and soft drinks and will be served following the reading.

For accessibility information for this event please see: https://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/kings-college-london/kings-k229-council-room

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