Spotlighting Pan-African Poetry

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Megan Hall

Featured Poem:

Wanting

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Wanting’s a powerful word.
I don’t want to be left wanting,
want to be unafraid enough to want.

Wanting puts your heart out on a string,
trawling for the thing that’s wanting you.
There’s no hook, except maybe forever.

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Biography

Currently Publishing Manager at Oxford University Press, Megan Hall has also edited poems and short stories for New Contrast. Her poetry was extensively published in numerous journals, before she launched her debut collection Fourth Child. The work received widespread acclaim, winning the 2008 Ingrid Jonker Prize for a debut collection. Her poems have been described as “moving and cathartic”, exploring emotions of despair, loss, love, resolution and healing.

Megan Hall

Biography

Currently Publishing Manager at Oxford University Press, Megan Hall has also edited poems and short stories for New Contrast. Her poetry was extensively published in numerous journals, before she launched her debut collection Fourth Child. The work received widespread acclaim, winning the 2008 Ingrid Jonker Prize for a debut collection. Her poems have been described as “moving and cathartic”, exploring emotions of despair, loss, love, resolution and healing.

Featured Poem:

Wanting

Enlarge poem

Wanting’s a powerful word.
I don’t want to be left wanting,
want to be unafraid enough to want.

Wanting puts your heart out on a string,
trawling for the thing that’s wanting you.
There’s no hook, except maybe forever.

No audio file loaded.

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (1)
  • Pride (0)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (0)
  • Reflection (0)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (2)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

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