Award-winning student poet Theophilus Kwek discusses the ocean, identity, and poetry

Safer Waters: Writing from a Distance It’s summer again, and I’ve been thinking about the sea. I often wonder if growing up on an island has meant that I can hear its siren call even here, in landlocked Oxford: a low foghorn sounding up the Thames, rattling the boathouses. Its undertow can be strong, too […]

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Climate Change: We need scientific and sustainable solutions

‘Since my birth here I am living with floods, coping with cyclones and fighting with hunger – where should I go?’ Mr. Rokon Morol, a 35-year old fisherman, asked me this in April 2016, when I was visiting Gabura village of Shyamnagor upazila, Bangladesh. This village stands as the last human settlement in the southwest […]

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