‘I’m still working hard to find a language for my grief.‘ To celebrate Wasafiri 107, we spoke with poet Cecilia Knapp, the Young People’s Laureate for London, about first drafts, playlists, and themes she gravitates towards in her writing – plus, listen to her read her poem ‘My Brother Quit Drinking Maybe Five Times.’
‘A large breakfast before writing and peppermint tea throughout. I like to write most of all at my desk in the corner at the top of the house, surrounded by particular objects of special meaning or memory. The computer I write on has no internet connection.’
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