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  • Malika Booker
  • Roger Robinson
  • Brixton
Malika’s Kitchen



Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

Malika’s Poetry Kitchen was founded in August 2001 by Malika Booker alongside Roger Robinson to meet the need for diverse writers,  who had too often been neglected by the traditional establishment, to have a space to work on their craft. Malika Booker prepared food and invited a group of new and developing writers and poets to her house. The organisation has inspired Malika’s Poetry Kitchen chapters worldwide, from Chicago to Delhi.

Malika co-founded Malika’s Poetry Kitchen in 2001 to create a nourishing andencouraging community of writers dedicated to the development of their writingcraft. Now a firmly established writers collective based in London it offers bi-weekly writers surgeries and has supported writers including Inua Ellams, Warsan Shire and Aoife Mannix with guest tutors including Kwame Dawes, Fred D’Aguiar and Bernardine Evaristo.

Malika’s Poetry Kitchen (MPK) is a writers’ collective based in London.