14/12/2013

Mona Arshi placed second in Troubadour International Poetry Prize

‘Bad Day In The Office’ by UEA alumna Mona Arshi has been placed second in this year’s Troubadour International Poetry Prize, which is worth £2,500 to the winner. Mona (pictured) won the Magma Poetry Competiton in 2012 for her poem ‘Hummingbird’ and is one of ten poets selected for ‘The Complete Works’, an Arts Council development programme. She originally trained as a lawyer and worked for the human rights organization Liberty for several years before joining the UEA Creative Writing MA (Poetry) in 2010. Her work has recently been published in Poetry Review and Magma and she has performed her work at many venues in London including the Poetry Café and the LRB bookshop.

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