Congratulations Safia!

A massive congratulations to ex-Doncaster Young Writers, poet and Hive OG, Safia Khan who is one of the winners of the New Poets Prize 2021! I first met Safia when she was about 14. Shy, polite and a really good writer. Around 2017, when she came on an Arvon residential with Hive, something sparked in her to take her poetry more seriously. For a few years, she tried for the prize and was at the point where she said she wasn’t going to try again (we’ve all mean there when you feel deflated and – is my work even any good?) Clearly, it was and is, because our girl is flying high right now! Congratulations Saf!