Welcome to #ReadThinkAct, a brand new author interview series at Lighthouse. It's been brewing for a while, and golly are we excited to share it with you.
Read Think Act are short videos which make the connections between books and activism explicit. In each episode, we meet an author and have a conversation about what brought them to an issue, where their book takes us, and what we can do to turn words into action in our communities.
In ep 5 we hear from poet Joelle Taylor, whose most recent collection C+nto and Othered Poems has just been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Joelle talks to Lighthouse pal, translator and Assistant Director of StAnza Annie Rutherford about remembering LGBTQ+ communities, solidarity across generations as well as geographies and other differences, and theatre stages on the page.
Externa resources mentioned in the episode:
A Guardian article about the film Rebel Dykes
Information on the film Welcome to Chechnya (content warning: persecution of LGBTQ+ people and reference to torture)
If you're after more new and exciting poetry, we suggest you head over to one of our recent poetry lists:
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