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Khairani Barokka (@mailbykite) is a writer, poet, artist, and PhD by practice researcher in London. Working and published internationally, she's the creator of solo poetry/art show Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee, performed at Edinburgh Fringe and elsewhere, has presented work in nine countries, and received six residencies. UNFPA has recognised her as an "Inspirational Young Leader Driving Social Change" for work in accessible, inclusive arts (as a disabled activist herself). Co-editor with Ng Yi-Sheng of HEAT (Buku Fixi Publishing, 2016), Okka’s poetry-art book Indigenous Species (Tilted Axis Press) will be released in November 2016. She is currently co-editing Nine Arches Press’ first UK anthology of D/deaf and disabled poets, out in April 2017, with Sandra Alland and Daniel Sluman. Visit Khairani Barokka's website for more.
*Weekend (Poetry, The Inaugural Issue, October 2016)
*Cease and Desist (Poetry, The Inaugural Issue, October 2016)