We are delighted to announce Two stops short of Barking: An Audio Piece by Gboyega Odubanjo.
Made in collaboration with Lucia Scazzocchio from Social Broadcasts, Gboyega delivers an audio-essay-as-journey through Dagenham, specifically around the Becontree Estate where he lives.
The piece features three poems from Gboyega’s pamphlet 'Two stops short of Barking’, plus music, documentary footage, popular cultural references, field recordings and more.
Gboyega has been writer in residence with Rabbits Road Institute Library since 2020, working on a new set of poems and interviews which came together in his pamphlet Two stops short of Barking, published in May this year and available to buy here.
Gboyega Odubanjo is a British-Nigerian poet born and raised in East London. His first poetry pamphlet, While I Yet Live, was published by Bad Betty Press in 2019 and was named as one of the Poetry School’s Books of the Year. He is a recipient of the Poetry Business’ 2020 New Poets’ Prize, and 2021 Eric Gregory award winner for his recent pamphlet Aunty Uncle Poems.
Two stops short of Barking: An Audio Piece has been supported by The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Library Service - Pen to Print Creative Writing Programme. Pen to Print is funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. firstname.lastname@example.org www.pentoprint.org
Photographs by Amy Feneck