Miss Yankey is a British/Ghanaian multi-genre poet, writing in both free flow and traditional form. Through rhyme, she explores everything from love and relationships, to history and politics; domestic violence and mental health; space travel; nature; science and technology; and everything in-between. The pages of her poetry promise to take you on walk through life from a multitude of different perspectives- often favouring the unsung, the obscure, and the silenced.
Having written for over a decade she began publishing poetry online ten years ago on poetry forum allpoetry.com. Back in 2015 her poetry was published by online magazine ‘Art Saves Lives International’, in issues highlighting mental health awareness, and violence against women. They were powerful pieces which have since evolved into a collection of poetry for domestic violence awareness campaign Secret Chains and Chambers.
Miss Yankey was honoured to be shortlisted as a Poetry Rivals 2015 finalist, performing her poem ‘Connect The Dots’ at the Royal Albert Hall in 2016; and has since been shortlisted for the Poetry Rivals 2016 title too. Most recently her work has been published by blogs ‘Poem Kubili’ and the ‘Garden of Prose & Poetry’; and by Forward Poetry in their recent publication ‘A Collection of Odes’. She has also featured as a regular poet for online poetry show 365Scribble, where her spoken word pieces have been well received and welcomed back time and time again.
Currently putting together her first poetry book ‘Project 33: Poetic Portals’, Esi is also working on a short children’s pocket poetry series; and creating more poetry for her charity campaign ‘Secret Chains and Chambers’. She continues to bless the mic at London based open mic nights, and is looking forward to performing more poetry this year.
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