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Sound the trumpets loud & proud.
These laceratingly true poems have arrived,
and with it a fine poet for these testing times, who’s penmanship sings & "bends space & time"

 

JON GOWER

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...combines the novelist’s eye for character & setting with her innate gift for language & musicality. This is nostalgic, but never sentimental.  This poetry is beyond moving and stays with you in the best ways.
 

LOUISE WALSH

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Rufus Mufasa

Literary activist Rufus Mufasa is a pioneering participatory artist who advocates hip hop education and poetry development accessible to all. Lyricist, rapper and performance art poet, with an MA in scriptwriting.

Rufus is a Hay Writer at Work, supports several intergenerational projects, mentors men at Parc Prison and is planning her fourth visit to Finland, where she recently headlined the Helsinki Literature Festival. As well as being the first Welsh artist to perform at Ruisrock festival, she mentors Finnish beat poets, and now writes trilingually as a result.

 

MA in Scriptwriting 2010 

Barbican Fellow 2015-17

Crowd Literature European Fellowship 2016

Artistic Collaborator with The Helsinki Poetry Connection 2016-19 

ArtWorks Cymru Poet in Residence 2016

Out-Spoken Poetry Prize Finalist 2016

Poetry Rivals Finalist 2017

Swansea Poetry Slam Winner 2017

Hay Festival Scribblers Tour 2018

Literature Wales Writers Bursary 2018

Hay Writer at Work 2018-19 

Joon Dance Artist in Residence 2018

tactileBOSCH Poet in Residence 2018

Highly Commended in the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize 2018

Highly Commended in the Mothers Milk Books Prize 2018

Future Generations Act Poet in Residence 2019-20

Storm 3: National Theatre Wales  2019

International Coracle Europe Literary Resident 2019

Makassar International Writers Festival Writer in Residence 2019

The Cooperative Society Poet in Residence 2019

BBC Contains Strong Language 2019

BBC Radio 6 Freak Zone Contributor 2019

BBC Radio Cymru Poet of the Month 2019

BASW Poet in Residence 2020

People Speak Up Artist in Residence 2019-20

People Speak Up Poet on Prescription 2021

Literature Wales & Royal College of Psychiatry Recipient 2021

Chapter Arts Experimentica Recipient 2021

Theatre Genedlaethol Cymru Artist Community Development Bursary Recipient 2021

Creative Cardiff Community Artist Recipient 2021

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