From human rights to poetry with Mona Arshi

Saturday 12 October

Join human rights lawyer turned award-winning poet, Mona Arshi in conversation with University of Liverpool English Professor and highly regarded poet in her own right, Deryn Rees-Jones. Mona will discuss her newfound literary life and read from her latest collection, Dear Big Gods' before opening out for audience questions.

5x15: Poetry and Human Rights: Recorded at The Tabernacle in London in March 2018.


A highly successful human rights lawyer with Liberty, Mona turned to poetry mid-career and signed with Liverpool University Press imprint, Pavilion Poetry. Her first collection, Small Hands secured the industry-leading Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

With a keen eye on “the humble insistence / of small things”, Arshi reveals to us our flawed yet praiseworthy world.

Dear Big Gods review, The Guardian

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