Chelping, one of the leading spoken word nights in Leeds, returns to the stunning surrounds of The Leeds Library.
Join internationally renowned poetry powerhouse Joelle Taylor for the Leeds launch of her new book. Joelle headlined the first-ever Chelping event way back in April 2018 and is set to blow us away by reading from ‘C+nto & Othered Poems’.
The female body is a political space. ‘C+nto’ enters the private lives of women from the butch counterculture, telling the inside story of the protests they led in the ’90s to reclaim their bodies as their own – their difficult balance between survival and self-expression. History, magic, rebellion, party, and sermon vibrate through Joelle Taylor’s cantos to uncover these underground communities forged by women.Part-memoir and part-conjecture, Taylor explores sexuality and gender in poetry that is lyrical, expansive, imagistic, epic, and intimate. ‘C+nto’ is a love poem, a riot, a late night, and an honouring.
Don’t miss this! Tickets are £5. Book on the link.