Poor by Caleb Femi (2020)
One of 2020’s most talked about poetry collections also makes a perfect stocking stuffer for any lover of language in your life. Caleb Femi’s debut collection, Poor, adeptly and unflinchingly portrays life in London as a Black man, bringing the ‘trials, tribulations, dreams and joys’ to vivid life through poetry and Femi’s own photography. Of the collection, Michaela Coel said: “Oh my God, he's just stirring me. Destroying me” – high praise from the creator of the year’s best television show.