28.3.24-1.4.24  Locus Awards Finalists

An anthology does not write itself! Congrats to all contributors, fellow editors (Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and Milton Davis) and the publisher (Shahid Mahmud) of The Year's Best African Speculative Fiction 2022, in particular all these awesome poets (Akua Lezli Hope, Andrew Moss, Gerald L. Coleman, Ishola Abdulwasiu Ayodele, Jamal Hodge, Linda D Addison, Miguel Mitchell) who generously allowed me to approach them, and gave us their works. Kudos to The Sauúti Collective for our inaugural anthology MOTHERSOUND, edited by Wole Talabi, published by Android Press. to all who voted. Congratulations to all finalists!

Locus Magazine , Jennie Goloboy, Lezli Robyn

10.5.24 Publication Announcement

Writing Revolution: Spring/Summer 2024 Poetry Edition of Sound the Abeng!


We are thrilled to share the 2024 Poetry Edition of Sound the Abeng: Writing Black and Aboriginal Lives! As a publication committed to honoring the rich histories, struggles, and triumphs of Black, Aboriginal, and Indigenous peoples, we invite you to join us in this celebration of poetic expression and artistic excellence. Enjoy the powerful and evocative contributions of authors including Geoffrey Philp, Opal Palmer Adisa. Andrew Moss and Celia Sorhaindo. This issue also features the work of nationally and internationally recognized prize winners Ishion Hutchinson, Ajibola Tolase, Byron Armstrong and Mahogany Browne.

Sound the Abeng is dedicated to exploring the profound impacts of colonization and slavery on the lives of our extended communities while highlighting their resilience and cultural contributions to the world at large. Through short articles, prose, and poetry, we shed light on the intricate tapestry of experiences and accomplishments that shape our shared humanity. Enjoy and please consider sharing your feedback with us.

(Pease navigate cursor and click on Poetry Edition-Spring/Summer 2024)

28.3.24-1.4.24. At the National Folk Festival 2024

13.3.24  National Folk Festival 2024

Proud to be performing Spoken Word, co-hosting a Poet's Breakfast, collaborating with the wonderful band Where Water Meets for Festival Made and running workshops at this year's National Folk Festival. Don't forget to pack your tent.


25.3.24 ABC Canberra

A treat to discuss books I'm reading and writing on Book End, ABC Canberra Sunday Bruch with the legend that is lish Fejer. Hear me read my poem 'Misread', a response to being pigeon-holed and categorised by 'genre'.


26.1.24 Australian National Museum

It was a pleasure to represent Mother Tongue - Multilingual Poetry at the National Museum alongside talented poets Asha Naznin and Vesna Cvjetican, celebrating a multicultural Australia Day. Our poems explored the program themes 'sharing caring for Country, home and belonging, shared humanity and wellbeing'. I read two of my poems, 'An Ecology of Healing', Poetry for the Planet, An Anthology of Imagined Futures' (Litoria Press) and 'Ordinary Hybrid Bliss'. The latter poem was inspired by Zadie Smith's novel 'White Teeth' and my experiences of living in Willesden Green and Kilburn as well as Paul Gilroy's concept of planetary humanism. This poem can be found in my book 'Manifest.oh! A manifesto for peace and convivial living'. 



1.12.23 - 6.1.24 The Window

My curation of The Window for the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery includes a poem called ICA4US that I've written in response to Cataclysm by Dean Cross. 



8.12.23 Childish Recollections

Incredibly excited to announce that Childish Recollections, my new poetry collection, is available to pre-order from the publisher, The Black Spring Press Group, on their website. https://blackspringpressgroup.com/.../childish-recollections 

18.11.23 Canberra Scone-Off

I was honoured to write and perform an impromptu poem at the Canberra Scone-Off!

21.10.23 Poetry Slam at Woodford Academy, National Trust.






In keeping with Woodford Academy’s long history of poetic endeavours and in partnership with Rosey Ravelston Books and poet Andrew Geoffrey Kwabena Moss, we are proud to announce our first Poetry Slam. We invite aspiring and experienced Poets to perform the best of their work and let the audience choose the champion.


Woodford Academy, 90-92 GWH, Woodford, 2778

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16.09.23 Book Chat at The Book Cow, Canberra

11.07.23 Poetry Month Announcement

Excited to finally announce that I will be joining Poetry Month this August as a 30 in 30 commissioned poet! Be sure to stay tuned @RedRoomPoetry to see the poem next month #PoetryMonth #30in30

1.07.23 Mother Tongue Multilingual Open Mic

Today's Mother Tongue Multilingual Mic was a bit wonderful - thanks to our host, Andrew Geoffrey Kwabena Moss, poet and songstress Karina Palomita, and all our open mic performers who shared their stories and language! 

2.07.23 & 9.07.23  Secret Histories of City West - Performance and Zine Launch

I am very excited to be part of this project. 

How much do you remember about the Canberra of yesterday?

Seven poets and one musical duo have been invited to write about a real or imagined history of city west.

They’ll be performing their poems at this showcase, and launching the zine where they are collected. Expect a multitude of windows into the past, fables about what was and might have been.

Hosted by Zoe Anderson and Aaron Kirby and featuring Abhi Gupta, Andrew Moss, Asha Naznin, Blue, Karina Vennonen, Samia Goudie, and Yleia Mariano, with a musical response by The Cashews, this will be City West as you’ve never seen or heard it before.

You can also join Zoe, Aaron and the poets on Sunday 9 July to experience this project in-situ on the Secret Histories Walking Tour around City West.


14.05.23 Poetic City

Poetic City Canberra - Winter Edition has been officially launched! A lovely autumnal afternoon was spent reading poems with Zoe Anderson, Andrew Moss, Sarah St Vincent Welch, Owen Bullock and Audrey McCormick. 

13.05.23 Poetic City Canberra - Winter Edition Launch

Join us on 13 May from 2pm - 3.30pm in City walk near the carousel for the launch of the Poetic City - Winter Edition program!

Readers will include Zoe Anderson, Andrew Moss, Sarah St Vincent Welch, Owen Bullock and Audrey McCormick.

Get a taste of what Poetic City has to offer, with poetry readings and performances, and grab a program hot off the press so you can start planning your Poetic City - Winter Edition!

Poetic City will feature a variety of poetry workshops starting in June, the main festival events between 1-10 July, plus school holiday activities for children and young people across the July school holidays.

16.04.23 The Caribbean Writer

It was a pleasure to read 'Black Caesarean' and 'War Crimes' , representing The Caribbean Writer for the Writer's Bacchanal at the 9th Annual VILitFest, the United States Virgin Islands Literary Festival & Book Fair.

15.04.23 The Year's Best African Speculative Fiction 2022 Anthology

I'm thrilled to announce that I am one of the authors for the Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction 2022 anthology, where one of my poems will be featured. The Second Installment of the World Fantasy award winning, Locus, British Fantasy award nominated Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology series will be published in August 1, 2023, and you can pre-order it here.  


28.02.23 Mother Tongue - Multilingual Poetry Feature Poet @ Smith's Alternative

A pleasure to be the featured poet and share poems in a blend of Asante Twi, Japanese and English at  Mother Tongue - Multilingual Poetry. We were treated to wonderful global poetry in Farsi, Arabic, Bengali, French, Slovenian, Polish and Korean.

23.02.23 Manning Clarke House 

23.02.23 February Poetry Reading at Manning Clarke House 

19.02.23   National Multicultural Festival 2023

19.02.23 National Multicultural Festival 2023 Announcement

I am honoured to be performing poems at the National Multicultural Festival on Sunday, part of the Languages Showcase at Garema Place, Canberra City Centre, 10am- 12 noon.

Mother Tongue poetry at the National Multicultural Festival ‘Languages Showcase’, Garema Place Stage, Sunday morning 19 February.

Andrew Geoffrey Kwabena Moss. Of Anglo-Ghanaian heritage, Andrew is a teacher and published writer. He will share poems in a hybrid of Asante Twi and English.

Vesna Cvjeticanin. Canberra poet and a short-story non-fiction writer. Vesna writes in both Serbian and English, enjoys reciting poetry and runs poetry and memoir writing workshops.

Jolly Bhattacharjee. Performer and published writer who represents the Indo-Aussie essence. Her poems in Hindi and English reflect human minds which stay indifferent across seas and boundaries.

30.11.22 Author Talk

Author Talk in Canberra at Gungahlin Library

26.11.22 Book Fair Australia

12.11.22 Author Talk

Author Talk at Goulburn Mulwaree Library

05.10.22 Travel Poetry Workshop

I am looking forward to facilitating a 'Travel Poetry' writing workshop on the Poetry on the Move 2022 Festival theme of 'Lyrical Manoeuvres - a major initiative of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra.

10.09.22  I was just thinking... Interview

A culturally rich, satisfying and thought provoking Magazine interview: Appropriated Appellations, Cultural Fluidity, and Perpetual Dis-Location: an Interview with Andrew Moss Pt I & II and review of Nicked Names in 'I was just thinking...'  tolitasmusings.

20.08.22 National Gallery of Australia

Name Dropping Alert: Nicked Names at the National Gallery of Australia.

20.08.22 It is a pleasure to represent Mother Tongue Multilingual Poetry at the Red Room Poetry ACT Poetry Month Showcase at the National Gallery of Australia.

11.08.22 Paperback Writer Podcast Inteview

Nicked Names, featured on Paperback Writer podcast with an interview

08.08.22 That Poetry Thing

13.07.22  Making Local Headlines

12.7.22 Radioland

A journey to Radioland 107.1 in the Southern Highlands from the Southern Tablelands, via the Kwahu escarpment, Dunstable Downs and Chiltern Hills. I read an excerpt from my debut novella 'nicked Names', available for purchase at all good bookshops, online and street side, from 16.7.22. In addition, I read some poems inspired by music. stay tuned for the episode when it comes out!

1.07.22 Stories From the Studio

Thrilled to be featured in Southern Tablelands Arts wonderful Stories from the Studio. The video includes a sneak preview of my debut novella 'Nicked Names' out later this month!

28.06.22 Multilingual Poetry Evening

It was an absolute pleasure to perform 'Twi Phone-ology', 'MLE' and 'Naming Ceremony' at this inspiring event.

1.05.22  Spring Writes Literary Festival 2022

I'm really looking forward to presenting an Afrofuturistic speculative poetry at the wonderful Spring Writes Literary Festival 2022 in New York and online.


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27.02.22  Rhysling Award Nomination

Absolutely chuffed to receive a Rhysling Award nomination for my Afrofuturistic speculative poem 'Nyankopoxyican Breath of Fresh Air'.

23.01.22  Beyond Alienation

I'm delighted to have poems featured in this international anthology.

28.11.21  Pushcart Prize Nomination

It is honour to be nominated  by the magazine Decolonial Passage for a Pushcart Prize. 

26.10.21  Red Room Poetry Shortlist

It 's a lovely surprise that my poem 'Healing Tree' has been shortlisted for the POEM FOREST. More importantly, a tree is being planted for every poem received. 

25.10.21  Nombono Anthology

I am excited to read at the Nombono Anthology launch event, organised by Sundress Publications.

15.10.21  Strong in the Broken Places

I am really looking forward to sharing ideas about 'The Language of Identity' at this innovative international event.



 October 21, 2021 @ 5:30 PM ET/USA- ZOOM ID: 794 5002 7512 Passcode: 1qxFvk


Andrew Geoffrey Kwabena Moss is an Anglo-Ghanaian writer who specializes in Anansesem, the storytelling tradition of the Akan-speaking people of West Africa.

Andrew is a writer and teacher who has lived in the UK, Japan and currently, Australia. His work seeks to explore and challenge liminal landscapes, complex identities and the social constructs of race. Most recently, Andrew’s poem, Ecology of Healing is featured in Poetry for the Planet and The Best New British and Irish Poets Anthology 2019-2021 by The Black Spring Press Group. He has also been published by Afropean, People in Harmony, Fly on the Wall Press, and Sound the Abeng: Writing Black, Aboriginal & Indigenous Lives (https://www.soundtheabengmarvamcclean.com)


STRONG IN THE BROKEN PLACES is a writing collaborative that stretches across the globe, scripting a narrative with literary warriors who are intentional in writing truth into history, in exposing the ugly truths of social injustice while at the same time offering up the healing power of words. Writers speak from the intimate chambers of their soul to reveal the redemptive power of storytelling and community through words designed to inspire, entertain, and provoke thoughtful responses.


Announced: Twi Phone-ology Nominated for the Best of the Net Award

I am thrilled to announce that the GLR Review has nominated my poem 'Twi Phone-ology' for the Best of the Net Awards 2021 by Sundress Publications, click here .

'In The Hope of a New Dawn' consolidation of all Poems.pdf


I look forward to presenting my poem 'Fly a New Flag' at a Poem Recitation Webinar: IN THE HOPE OF A NEW DAWN, hosted by the Centre for Critical Reflection at Jain University, Bangalore, India.

2.09.21 Dinosaur Books

It is a pleasure to announce that I have started a project with the wonderful Dinosaur Books Ltd on  a Young Adult Fiction work set to be published in early 2023.


1.09.21 Nyankopoxyican Breath of Fresh Air

I am over the moon that Sundress will be publishing "Nyankopoxyican Breath of Fresh Air"-- for the forthcoming anthology, NOMBONO: An Anthology of Speculative Poetry by BIPOC Creators. 


11.08.21 Afrofuturist Article

I have written an article 'The Middle Passage & The Black Atlantic Re-Imagined' that investigates the role of Afrofuturism in galvanizing calls for slavery ocean memorials.

Published in 'Sound the Abeng! - Writing Black, Aboriginal & Indigenous Lives, Summer Issue 2021, Volume 2 #3


10.07.21 This is the Drum

'This is the Drum', a poem based on the Akan Drum, the oldest African-American object in the British Museum and possibly the oldest surviving anywhere.


11.06.21 Strong in the Broken Places

I am really looking forward to taking part in this international online poetry event organised by the marvellous Marva McClean.

04.06.21 Rigorous

I am pleased to have three Afrofuturist poems published in Rigorous Magazine.


02.06.21 Inking Imagination

I am excited to be working with my local library on 'Inking Imagination' - a Creative Writing Program designed for budding authors aged 10-15. The 10-week program aims to provide participants with the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills across a range of purposes, genres and audiences. At the end of a term, participants will showcase their acquired knowledge in a published digital anthology. To make a booking, visit https://www.trybooking.com/BRTKM 


Announced: Andrew Geoffrey Kwabena Moss To Be Published By The Black Spring Press Group

I am very pleased to be able to share the announcement of my publishing deal with The Black Spring Press Group. To read the full announcement, click here .

25.05.21 Alas Poor Yorick - Reading

Contact the Poor Yorick team for a Microsoft Teams invitation (link below).

This event is brought to you by the editorial team at Poor Yorick: A Journal of Rediscovery, which is the online literary publication of Western Connecticut State University’s M.F.A. Program. The journal publishes poems, stories, essays, photo essays, and other innovative works about rediscovery, the lost and the found – what we bury, and what we dig up. The editor will be on hand at the open mic to talk submissions, too; if this sounds like your kind of publication, contact them! 

Join in on the series via https://www.facebook.com/events/305555147824049/ on Thursday, 27 May 2021 from 19:00-21:00 EDT

13.05.21 The Best New British and Irish Poets 2019-2021