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Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire is a Somali-British poet. She is the author of two poetry pamphlets, Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth (2011) and Her Blue Body (2015). In 2014 she was appointed as the inaugural Young Poet Laureate of London. In 2016 she collaborated on the film adaptation and poetry for Beyoncé Knowles-Carter's visual album Lemonade. She is currently working on her first full collection of poetry.