Poetry Collection

with Joelle Taylor

Listen to Joelle Taylor, 2020 Koestler Awards judge for Poetry Collection, explain why poetry in prisons is essential for everyone, not just people inside. 

Joelle is an award-winning poet, playwright and author who founded the national youth slams for the Poetry Society in 2001. Her books include ‘Ska Tissue’ (2011), ‘The Woman Who Was Not There’ (2014) and ‘Songs My Enemy Taught Me’ (2017). Favourite poetry collection: ‘Don’t Call Us Dead’ by Danez Smith.

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