“Once again, men, women and children cross continents by foot and risk their lives at sea. Many are driven from home by war and catastrophe. The 101 poems in this anthology offer a range of responses: from grief to hope, from satire to anger. Above all, this book reminds us that those who seek refuge are our fellow humans – people much like us.
“Many of the contributing poets live in the East Midlands, others further afield. Some are well known, others at the start of their career. Some come from migrant families; others have campaigned or raised funds for refugees. Contributors include Chrissie Gittins, Ziba Karbassi, Joanne Limburg, Sheenagh Pugh, Mahendra Solanki, Lydia Towsey and Rory Waterman.
“Proceeds from the sales of this book support the work of Leicester City of Sanctuary, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum and Médecins Sans Frontières.
Tuesday 1 December 2015 from 5pm
Room 0.01 Clephan Building DeMonfort University, Leicester.
Monday 7 December 2015 from 6.30pm
Secular Hall, Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB.
Free entry and all welcome to come along and hear some of the poems from the anthology and meet some of the poets and editors involved.