Joelle Taylor: C+nto & Othered Poems (Live Stream also available)

Friday 13th May

7pm - 10pm

The Old Cold Store - Queensbridge Rd, Nottingham NG2 1NB

£12 (£8 concessions)

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An evening of poetry and celebration with TS Eliot Award winner Joelle Taylor with support from Gregory Woods.

Exploring the hidden stories of 1990’s London butch counter culture, through poetry that is imagistic, lyrical, expansive and uncompromising.

‘C+nto & Othered Poems is unlike anything I’ve read before. Partly autobiographical, it excavates, foreground and celebrates the lives of butch lesbians through the most memorable and often astonishing poetry that is at once intimate and epic’, Bernardine Evaristo, Book of the Year, Times Literary Supplement

Joelle Taylor is the author of 4 collections of poetry. Her most recent collection C+NTO & Othered Poems (Westbourne Press) won the 2021 T.S Eliot Prize and was the subject of a Radio 4 arts documentary Butch. A former UK SLAM Champion she founded the national youth poetry slams SLAMbassadors through the Poetry Society in 2001, remaining its Artistic Director until 2018. She is a co-curator and host of Out-Spoken Live, resident at the Southbank Centre, and an editor of Out-Spoken Press. She has recently completed a book tour of Australia including Sydney Opera House (March 2022). C+NTO is currently being adapted for theatre with a view to touring it from 2023. She is also completing her memoirs for publication in 2023, as well as a novel of interconnecting stories The Night Alphabet.

Gregory Woods is the author of six poetry collections from Carcanet Press, the latest being Records of an Incitement to Silence (2021). His main books on gay cultural history are published by Yale University Press. He is Emeritus Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies at Nottingham Trent University.

Hosted by Thom Seddon.

(An NPF Event)

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