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  • Writer's picturePaul Burston

We Can Be Heroes with Joelle Taylor

Welcome to the podcast where I invites guests to pay tribute to the people who've inspired them and helped shape their lives. Today's guest is the TS Eliot Prize-winning poet, author, playwright and spoken word performer Joelle Taylor.

She won the 2021 TS Eliot Prize for her latest book C*nto and Othered Poems, which celebrates butch lesbian identity.

Among Joelle's heroes / heroines are fellow poet Anthony Anaxagorou, singer Nina Simone and The Rebel Dykes.

Join us as she performs at Writing on the Wall festival in Liverpool and shares memories of cruising Greenham Common, marching against Section 28, being "really gay" on the dance floor and more.

Content warning - this episode contains a discussion of sexual abuse and violence against women.

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