Joelle Taylor is an award-winning poet, playwright and author. A former UK slam champion, Joelle founded SLAMbassadors, the UK’s youth slam championships in 2001 and was its Artistic Director and National Coach until 2018. She’s host and and co-curator of Out-Spoken, the UK’s premier poetry and music club, currently resident at the Southbank Centre. Her poetry collections include The Woman Who Was Not There, Songs My Enemy Taught Me and C+nto & Othered Poems, which won the 2021 T S Eliot Prize. In this podcast, she talks about her journey from living in a squat to having her work on the GCSE curriculum – and the life-changing power of words.
You can listen to the podcast here: Award-winning poet Joelle Taylor on the life-changing power of words