A collaboration between Alba Frederick & Harriette Lloyd


October 2021


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Alba Frederick



 "Hi everyone! I’m Alba Frederick - a mixed-heritage poet, podcaster and visual artist from London. I was chosen to be part of the Invisible Presence collective in 2018 to celebrate and create a platform for 10 British Latinx writers in the UK. We ran and took part in workshops and performed at the Roundhouse in London. Since then, my work has featured in a number of anthologies and has been aired on the Mind Over Matter radio show and chosen to be part of the album Sometimes, The Revolution is Small.

Alba Frederick profile

Alongside poetry, I have been making a lot more images over the past year and a half. These range from drawings, to paintings and mixed media pieces. During Covid, creativity has become a core part of my wellbeing routine. I enjoy freewriting and mark-making as a way to lean into the truth of a moment or feeling, and believe that this is where the insight to truth can begin.


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I was both excited and nervous when I was asked to write for October’s subscribers as it was my first ever commission! As a subscriber to Poems By Post myself, it was very important for me to write a piece that meant something to me, as well as shine some light into the homes of readers - hence the imagery in the poem! When invited to put together a pamphle of poems and drawings I was equally terrified and over the moon! This experience has given me the chance to see myself as both an artist and a poet. Thank you Poems By Post!"




Harriette Lloyd



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"Hi! I am a contemporary painter investigating the uncanny and memory; the everyday things that seem familiar yet are slightly eerie or have a disturbing undertone. My interests lie in light and shadows reflecting on surfaces and using the paint to create more ambiguous representations of these fleeting events. The paintings point to a specific perspective on how we observe things, and notice moments.


Artwork by Harriette Lloyd


I work predominantly in oil paint, but also in acrylic and collage on a variety of surfaces including canvas, board and paper in varying sizes. I am currently working on a body of work for a solo show whilst also working on individual commissions."



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