'Omar Musa writes hard, beautiful poems about things that are true.' - Kate Tempest
A collection of love poems and fierce raps, Millefiori is Omar Musa's third book of poetry. Both dream-like and gritty, it also includes gorgeous illustrations and draft poems from Musa's notebook. Heartbreak, cocaine, colonial violence, memory and cave paintings: this is a world full of unbearable beauty and brutality.
We know the world is a horror story,
but it's also got love notes in the margins.
“Omar Musa writes hard, beautiful poems about things that are true.”
“Each poem in Musa's Millefiori beats with a large heart.”
Gregory Pardlo, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
“Fierce, lyrical and intimate, Omar Musa's poetry sets words aflame.”
Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk
ACT Book of the Year
Shortlisted • 2018 • ACT Book of the Year