Malika Booker is a writer, poet, and multi-disciplinary artist. She is considered a pioneer of the spoken word movement in Britain and is the co-founder of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, a writers collective which has produced award-winning poets since its creation in 2001. She is the author of two poetry collections - Breadfruit (2007) and Pepper Seed (2013) - and her poetry features in numerous anthologies. In 2019 she was awarded a Cholmondeley Award for her contribution to poetry, and in 2020, her poem, ‘The Little Miracles’ won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. She teaches Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.