Hafsah Aneela Bashir (Corridor of Light)

In summer 2021, Manchester Literature Festival and Manchester Poetry Library at Manchester Metropolitan University co-commissioned Hafsah Aneela Bashir, Andrew McMillan and Reshma Ruia to write new poems inspired by their memories and associations with Oxford Road. MLF and MPL also commissioned Modify Productions to produce short films capturing the poets performing their work on location. The films were showcased at Manchester Poetry Library from 21-23 October 2021 for the inaugural Corridor of Light.

You can watch Hafsah Aneela Bashir performing her poem On the 8th Day on location.

Hafsah Aneela Bashir is a Manchester-based poet, playwright & producer. Her debut poetry collection, The Celox and The Clot, was published by Burning Eye Books and she was a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellow in 2019. Her play Cuts Of The Cloth was commissioned for PUSH Festival 2019. She is also the founder and Creative Director of the Poetry Health Service.

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