Bernard and Barokka named National Centre for Writing associate artists

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About Khairani Barokka,
Written by Mark Chandler, and was originally published in Bookseller, The,
Aug 06, 2020


Ted Hughes Award winner Jay Bernard and Indonesian poet Khairani Barokka have been named associate artists at the National Centre for Writing (NCW).

Supported by by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence Fund, they will be helped to create new work, explore collaborations and work closely with the centre’s audience.

Bernard is a writer from London whose Surge: Side A (Speaking Volumes) won the Ted Hughes Award in 2018. Debut collection Surge was published in 2019 and shortlisted for a string of awards.

Barokka is an Indonesian writer and artist based in London who is co-editor of Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches), author-illustrator of Indigenous Species (Tilted Access), and writer of debut poetry collection Rope (Nine Arches).

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