Discover the American cult poet DA Levy, whose work deliberately included spelling ‘mistakes’ to increase its potential for multiple meanings.
Explore the Toni Morrison Effect, looking at how the late novelist disrupted the western canon, particularly in poetry, and the works we wouldn't have without her.
View a display of ‘Avant Objects’’ by UK publisher zimZalla, which has also recently published a series of tarot-inspired cards by Sascha Aurora Akhtar and John Arnold called Only Dying Sparkles.
Explore how artists’ books are used as an experimental medium for poets and visual artists as well as discovering the National Poetry Library team’s staff picks, selected from the library’s extensive collections.
Olivia Douglass is a writer and artist from South East London. Her work aims to great an innovative terrain for writing to remould the traditional and colonial images surrounding the Black Queer experience. She recently published her debut collection of poetry titled Slow Tongue, which is an examination of language and the relationship between Black women artists. She is Barbican Young Poets Alumni, and has worked with the Albany Theatre, Earwax Collective, The S+K Project. She is currently working at Hip-Hop Theatre company Boy Blue whilst creating her first stage show, 'Palm As Portal' supported by Talawa Theatre Company.
Hannah Raymond-Cox is a multi-slam winner and a consummate performer up for a laugh. Highlights of her career include the Stanza Slam, National Poetry Slam Championships Finalist for Scotland, and she is one of the Bad Boys of Slam. She's also a noted spoken word theatre maker; her 5 star solo show POLARIS has toured the UK and enjoyed a full Edinburgh Fringe run at the Scottish Poetry Library. Her debut book Amuse Girl was published by Burning Eye Books this year.