Louise Fazackerley joins The Verb discussion on the poetry of violence

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Leading spoken word poet Louise Fazackerley will be taking part in an exploration of the poetry of violence on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb on Friday at 10pm. Host Ian McMillan will also be joined by former US poet laureate Natasha Trethewey, linguist Deborah Cameron and singer Kathryn Williams to look at the language, myths and fairy stories that can help us cope with violence, and prevent it.

Natasha Trethewey's parents divorced when she was six. Her mother was murdered by her second husband, whom she had recently divorced, when Trethewey was aged 19.

Louise’s work ‘Love Is A Battlefield’, the result of a New Voices commission from The Verb, addresses the after-effects of war on the lives of soldiers. She is a director of Write Out Loud and poet in residence at Lily Lane school in Moston, Manchester.

 

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