Caleb Femi is now art editor for Poetry London magazine. The poet and director will reportedly assume the role from June 14th.
Femi served as the Young People’s Laureate for London from 2016 to 2018 and his debut collection of poems, Poor (Penguin), was published last year to great acclaim. It was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize and was selected as a book of the year by the New Statesman, Financial Times, Guardian, Observer, Rough Trade and the BBC.
In addition, he has written and directed short films for the BBC and Channel 4, plus poems for Tate Modern, the Royal Society for Literature, St Paul’s Cathedral, the BBC, the Guardian and more. He has also been featured in the Dazed 100 list of the next generation shaping youth culture.
Poetry editor André Naffis-Sahely said: “I am delighted to welcome Caleb to the team here at Poetry London as we head towards the publication of our 100th issue in October 2021, which will be a special retrospective showcasing the fantastic range of poems Poetry London has published since it was founded in 1988. Caleb will bring to PL the bold intellect so powerfully on display in his debut collection and his work as a visual artist will help shape our future direction as we head towards a redesign of the magazine, which will be unveiled early in 2022.”