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Joelle Taylor: Othered Poems


Join Joelle Taylor, one of the UK’s finest and fiercest poets, as she discusses her latest collection C+nto: & Othered Poems.

This powerful collection of poetry casts an insider’s eye over queer identity and class, and what it means to be a butch lesbian in the wake of queer feminist activism of the 90s. Taylor’s poetry is a tender and impassioned quest to bring together a community that too often finds itself set against one another.

Fresh from taking home the T.S. Eliot Prize, Taylor will perform her electrifying poems and appear in conversation with Izzy Roberts-Orr about the themes explored in her fourth collection, and across her body of work. She’ll discuss how it feels to be recognised by one of the poetry world’s most prestigious prizes, and what it means to reach new audiences as a self-declared poet from the margins.

This event is supported by the UK/Australia Season Patrons, the British Council and the Australian Government as part of the UK/Australia Season


Joelle Taylor

Joelle Taylor is an award-winning poet, playwright, author and former slam champion. She is widely anthologised and the author of 4 full poetry collections and 3 plays. Her latest poetry collection C+NTO & Othered Poems was published in June 2021 by Westbourne Press and won the T.S. Eliot Pri... Read more

Izzy Roberts-Orr

Izzy Roberts-Orr is a poet, writer, broadcaster and arts worker based on Taungurung Country, and Digital Producer at Red Room Poetry. Izzy is a 2020-2021 recipient of the Australia Council Marten Bequest Scholarship for Poetry, and is currently completing a book of elegiac poetry, Raw Salt. ... Read more


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