Caleb Femi

Saturday 17 June
First Word

The multi-talented youth culture trailblazer Caleb Femi performs his poetry in the First Word tent. Raised on the North Peckham estate in South London, Caleb Femi’s, debut poetry collection, Poor, was published in 2020 by Penguin Press. He has written and directed short films for the BBC, Channel 4, Bottega Veneta and Louis Vuitton.


A former Young People’s Laureate, Caleb won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection (2021) and has been shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize (2021), and longlisted for the Jhalak Prize (2021)


He has been featured in the Dazed 100 list of the next generation shaping youth culture.