OWN IT! signs writer, poet, essayist & former Young Poet Laureate for London: Selina Nwulu.

OWN IT! welcomes the latest creative to join our eclectic collective of authors and artists.

Selina Nwulu has written for a number of outlets such as the Guardian, New Humanist and Red Pepper and has toured her poetry extensively, both internationally, including a literary tour in Northern India, and throughout the UK with a number of cultural institutions such as MAC Birmingham, BBC Radio 4 and Southbank Centre. She has also been featured in Vogue, ES Magazine, i-D and Blavity amongst others.

Selina works both as a creative and as a consultant in the social and climate justice sector, having been a voice for climate justice for over 10 years.

From 2017- 2018, she was ‘Writer and Creator in Residence’ at the Wellcome Trust, looking creatively at food and how it connects to our health and matters of social and environmental justice. In 2019 she worked with Somerset House on a project around loneliness and climate change for their Earth Day Season, a project she is looking to expand. Later that year her work was also exhibited as part of Get Up Stand Up Now, an exhibition, also at Somerset House, celebrating the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond.

She was Young Poet Laureate for London 2015-16, and her debut collection, The Secrets I Let Slip, published by Burning Eye Books in 2015, is a Poetry Book Society recommendation. In 2019, Selina was shortlisted for the Brunel International African Poetry Prize and she has been published in a number of anthologies, including the critically acclaimed New Daughters of Africa.

She has just finished her first full length collection of poems.

Selina commented:

“I’m excited to join the OWN IT! team and be a part of an amazing collective of artists looking to push the limits of their creative work. I’m looking forward to building on my achievements and expanding my craft into new areas and forms of writing.”

Check out more on Selina, at her website www.selinanwulu.com