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"
...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.
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
Appointed Poet on Prescription 2021
Poet in residence for Unloved Heritage 2021
Poet in residence for BASW 2020