Skip to product information
1 of 4

Poor

Poor

Regular price £9.99 GBP
Regular price Sale price £9.99 GBP
Sale Sold out
Tax included.

Award-winning collection of poetry and photographs by Caleb Femi. Chosen as a Book of the Year by New Statesman, Financial Times, Guardian, Observer, Rough Trade and the BBC.


--

What is it like to grow up in a place where the same police officer who told your primary school class they were special stops and searches you at 13 because 'you fit the description of a man' - and where it is possible to walk two and a half miles through an estate of 1,444 homes without ever touching the ground?

In Poor, Caleb Femi combines poetry and original photography to explore the trials, tribulations, dreams and joys of young Black boys in twenty-first century Peckham. He contemplates the ways in which they are informed by the built environment of concrete walls and gentrifying neighbourhoods that form their stage, writes a coded, near-mythical history of the personalities and sagas of his South London youth, and pays tribute to the rappers and artists who spoke to their lives.

Above all, this is a tribute to the world that shaped a poet, and to the people forging difficult lives and finding magic within it. As Femi writes in one of the final poems of this book: 'I have never loved anything the way I love the endz.'

Dimensions: 13 x 20 cm
160 page paperback book

View full details

Collapsible content

Delivery information

Royal Mail Tracked 24: £5.99
Royal Mail Tracked 48: £3.99

Spend £35 or more and Tracked 48 delivery is free.

Your order will be packed and sent during opening hours so please allow 1-2 days dispatch for orders placed on Sunday/Monday.

Our full delivery & returns policy can be found here.

FAQs

Can I collect?
Yes, simply select Click & Collect at the check out and you can collect from our Easton Store during opening hours.

What are your opening hours?
Our standard opening hours are Tuesdays 10-3:30 and Wednesdays-Saturdays 10-5 but check our homepage for updates.

Where is your shop?
Our colourful store is in Easton, Bristol. Our address is 104-108 Belle Vue Road, BS5 6BX.