'A blazing book of rage and light': performance poet Joelle Taylor wins £20,000 TS Eliot Prize

Performance poet Joelle Taylor has won the £20,000 TS Eliot Prize for her collection C+nto and Othered Poems. The book is described as entering “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”. It was a shock to see a real poetry performance at the TS Eliot...

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