Thursday 26 April 2018

Welcome to Leicester, a poem by Ambrose Musiyiwa

Welcome to Leicester
this city,
a place of exits
and arrivals,
welcomes you
as you leave

This poem was first published in the poetry anthology Welcome to Leicester that Ambrose Musiyiwa co-edited with Emma Lee, published by Dahlia Publishing in 2016. Taking inspiration from the city of Leicester, the anthology brings together poems which celebrate the city. Like a much-loved family member, Leicester’s faults are acknowledged but tempered with a great deal of affection. As one of the most plural and diverse cities in the world, this book explores the story of the city, as it is seen through the eyes of the people who know it best.See can also read reviews of the anthology on Everybody's Reviewing here and here

Ambrose Musiyiwa is the author of the poetry pamphlet, The Gospel According to Bobba. His poems have been featured in poetry anthologies that include Over Land, Over Sea: Poems for Those Seeking Refuge (Five Leaves Publications, 2015), Do Something (Factor Fiction, 2016), and Write to be Counted (The Book Mill, 2017).

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