As part of the University’s celebration of Black History Month, poet Rachel Long from the Octavia Collective will be performing poems she has written inspired by the University's Black History Month themes. There will be a recital from Rachel each week throughout October, culminating in a special live poetry event with guest poets including Gboyega Odubanjo.

Live Poetry Tue 27 October at 11:00- 11:30

Week One  – #BlackIsHere

Week Two – #BlackIsDiverse

Week Three – #BlackIsJoy

Week Four – #BlackIsPower

You can find out about the full University events programme for Black History Month here.

Rachel Long:

Rachel Long is a poet and the founder of Octavia, a poetry collective for womxn of colour. Rachel's poetry and prose have been published widely, most recently in Granta, The Poetry Review, and The White Review. She is a poetry fellow of the University of Hertfordshire. Her Forward Prize-nominated debut collection, My Darling from the Lions, is out now from Picador.