Dear Poets and Readers/Watchers/Listeners:
Co-editors Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman have chosen a title for our forthcoming anthology of UK disabled and D/deaf poetry, essays and visuals with Nine Arches Press: Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back. We’re over the moon to announce that the print version and e-book will be available in May, with a celebratory launch in Birmingham in June.
All decisions for Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back have now been made, and all writers who submitted to the anthology should have received notification of the results of their submissions. If you have a query please contact us at disabilitypoetryukATgmail.com.
In addition to the print anthology, online we will feature audio recordings of many of the anthology’s poems (made by the poets themselves) and a curated programme of short films by D/deaf and disabled poets. The films include new British Sign Language performance poetry by Bea Webster and Donna Williams; they will appear as stills with links in the print/e-book anthology, and also be screened during selected Stairs and Whispers tour dates.
Stairs and Whispers includes poems and performances by over 50 new and established poets, short critical or personal writings by selected contributors, and essays by our three co-editors plus Raymond Antrobus, Abi Palmer, Eleanor Ward and Nuala Watt.
The print anthology features poems by:
Giles L. Turnbull
Gram Joel Davies
For more information on how to purchase Stairs and Whispers, or for upcoming tour dates and online resources click here.