Bio

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Isabelle Baafi is a writer and poet from London. She was the winner of the 2019 Vincent Cooper Literary Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2020 Bridport Prize and the 2019 Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition. She was also Commended in the 2020 Verve Poetry Festival Competition. Her work has been published in Poetry Review, Magma, Anthropocene, Finished Creatures, Lammergeier, petrichor, Tentacular, harana poetry, and elsewhere. She has performed at the Poetry in Aldeburgh Festival, the Verve Poetry Festival, the Barbican Library, Clapham Library, Westminster Reference Library, ad other venues. She was a member of the 2019-20 London Library’s Emerging Writer’s Programme, and the 2020 Griot’s Well Programme with Writerz and Scribez. She is an Editor at Magma. Her debut pamphlet Ripe (2020) was recently published by ignitionpress.