Bonus Feature: Trans, Nonbinary & other Brilliant Poets

Bonus Feature: Trans, Nonbinary & other Brilliant Poets

As promised, the bonus feature of some content that we couldn't fit into Episode 3!

This is a small miscellany of discussion, mentions, epiphanies, and diatribes, featuring some of mine & Annie's favourite poets. Social media links below.

Free Vers(e) is on the 2021 StAnza poetry programme! StAnza, Scotland's Poetry Festival, is set to run an incredible series of events from 6-14 March this year, most of which are free and online, featuring poets like Jericho Brown, Will Harris, Naomi Shihab Nye, Roger Robinson, Ink Asher Hemp, Imtiaz Dharker, Nadine Aisha Jassat, and our podcast compatriots, the Dead Ladies Show!

Free Vers(e) will be airing a special bonus episode for StAnza on gay poet, and Scotland's first Makar of modern times, Edwin Morgan, on Tuesday 9 March, 6-6.45pm GMT. Tickets are FREE. Donations to StAnza encouraged.

Check out (or @stanzapoetry on IG and Twitter) for more information.


Audio Summary

00:00-13:06 -- Introduction & Discussion of two poems by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza

13:06-21:53 -- Shout-outs for Harry Josephine Giles, Gray Crosbie, Nat Raha, Vahni Capildeo and Rachel Plummer, feat. rant against TS Eliot.



Joshua Jennifer Espinoza -- Twitter @sadqueer4life & website

Harry Josephine Giles -- Twitter @HarryJosieGiles & website

Vahni Capildeo -- via Poetry Foundation

Nat Raha -- via Boiler House Press

Gray Crosbie -- Twitter @GrayCrosbie

Rachel Plummer -- Twitter @smaychel & website

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