Laila Sumpton is a poet, editor and facilitator working on poetry projects in schools, museums, hospitals, parks and galleries. She has been poet in residence at Keats House and the Royal Free Hospital, and is currently co-coordinating the Arts Council Funded Poetry Versus Colonialism project with Queen Mary University of London. Her work has been published in numerous collections and she has undertaken commissions for Tate Modern, Historic Royal Palaces and Keats House. Laila teaches poetry and performance to learners of all ages and works with Harrow Arts, the Ministry of Stories and National Literacy Trust. Her first book of poems are due to be published by the Arachne Press. Having studied at St Andrews and been a previous president of Inklight Laila is delighted to once more be working with StAnza.
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