Monthly Archives: November 2018

FTRW NOVEMBER Write Up – Burning Eye Books

by Synth Void Find the Right Words is certainly THE place to be on a third Wednesday evening. If you can take yourself Upstairs at The Western around 7:30pm, you will find a vast array of poets (and a dog, if you’re lucky!) from in and out of Leicester, delivering words to make you laugh,…
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The Celox and The Clot: Hafsah Aneela Bashir | DESIblitz Review! And where I’ll be next!

So I was quite stoked to read what DesiBlitz had to say about my debut poetry collection, The Celox And The Clot published by Burning Eye Books. It’s always interesting to see how your words land with readers and is a vital part of the creative process that can be at times, both rewarding and terrifying.

As a writer, you won’t always produce your best, you’ll question yourself, feel imposter syndrome like no other or feel totally elated that you’ve nailed something. I’m accepting that these highs and lows are all part of personal growth and development. And there are no failings – just learnings! So, it was lovely to read a review that looked at the collection with fresh eyes enabling me to discover new things about my own writing too. The links at the bottom!

If you want to catch me performing live, I’ll be sharing my poems in Leicester on the 21st of November at the Find The Right Words poetry event run by the amazing poet and host Jess Green alongside fellow headliner – nationally acclaimed, Dr Rosy Carrick. To book tickets, click on the link!

And before I forget, Manchester Metropoliton University have just announced this!

‘We’re thrilled to be hosting @MuslimWritersUK on 30th November for a special event with Hafsah Aneela Bashir reading from her new #poetry collection The Celox and the Clot. Tickets strictly limited – book now :

Pop in after work or uni or take a break from what you’re doing for a poetic start to your weekend! Hope to see some of you there – till then, grab that brew, put your feet up and have a read!

‘Hafsah Aneela Bashir’s The Celox and The Clot challenges but inspires as the poems tackle hard-hitting issues with unforgettable imagery.’
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