Having only scratched the surface of this, we thought we’d discuss this collection again!
Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back, edited by Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman.
THE BOOK: The book is a ground-breaking anthology examining UK disabled and D/deaf poetics. The publishers write: “Packed with fierce poetry, essays, photos and links to accessible online videos and audio recordings, it showcases a diversity of opinions and survival strategies for an ableist world.”
To accompany the book, the poets also produced some audio and video content. You do not have to read the book to participate in the discussion. If you would like to borrow a copy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also more information about the book here:
- a selection of pull quotes from the book’s reviews
- an analysis of the reviews it received and the biases they contain
- a Sideways Times podcast with Khairani Barokka (Okka), one of the editors, about her work as an artist and writer.
WHEN: Tuesday July 9th, 6.30pm-8.30pm
WHERE: Ringcross Community Centre, 60 Lough Rd, N7 8RH
FOOD: There will be vegetarian food available, probably three-bean chilli (vegan).
TRANSPORT, ACCESSIBILITY, CHILDREN: The nearest Tube station is Caledonian Road (this is wheelchair accessible) and the nearest Overground station is Caledonian Road and Barnsbury (also wheelchair accessible), both about 5 minute walk away. Nearby buses include 153, 259, 17, and 91.
The venue is broadly wheelchair accessible; the toilets are not the best but you can use them with a wheelchair. The toilets will be gender neutral. There is no childcare provided but kids are welcome!
If you are unable to make it to the venue, but would like to join in remotely, please get in touch as we should be able to arrange this (e.g. via googlechat). Email: email@example.com