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Imran Boe Khan b. 1988 is a poet, essayist and lecturer whose creative work engages with themes of addiction, mental illness, loss, family relationships and injustice. A winner of The Thomas Hardy Award, his poems have been nominated for Best of the Net and The Pushcart Prize. Khan is an Amnesty International speaker and has delivered talks on issues ranging from the medical neglect of refugees in British detention centres to the use of hip-hop as a tool for speaking out in Syria and Pakistan. He has visited primary schools and delivered creative workshops on graffiti and poetry with the aim of helping young people learn how to use their creativity as an outlet for their anxieties. His research interests include bibliotherapy, digital poetry, transnational communities on social media, gang culture and political resistance through hip-hop and graffiti.  

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