Double triumph! TS Eliot winner Joelle Taylor is Saboteurs best spoken word performer

Joelle Taylor has won this year’s Saboteur award for best spoken word performer, it was announced at the awards ceremony in Birmingham on Saturday night. It is a remarkable stage and page achievement for Taylor, who earlier this year won the TS Eliot prize for poetry.

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