Panya Banjoko


Delving into museums and archives to surface those voices that are otherwise submerged and highlighting the disparity in underrepresentation of Black people as curators of their own history is at the forefront of her poetic practice. 

A UK based writer and poet her work features in numerous anthologies, and exhibitions including her poem They and Them featured in an exhibition by artist, academic and critic Keith Piper at the Beaconsfield Gallery, London, the British Film Festival (2018) and the International Film Festival, Rotterdam (2019). Her debut collection, Some Things’, was published by Burning Eye Books (2018) and her most recent work (Re)Framing the Archive in 2022

Panya received a Doctorate from Nottingham Trent University in 2022 and declined the MBE for her work as a poet in the same year.