This episode of The Latest in LGBTIQ+ Health and Policy introduces our new and complementary format that will be weaved among the longer form episodes moving forward.

Host, Triana Butler, will be chatting to UK based award-winning poet, performer, playwright and educator, Joelle Taylor

Her new poetry collection, “C+nto & Othered Poems”, was released in June 2021, and 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.

Part memoir, part conjecture, C+nto explores sexuality and gender in poetry that is lyrical, expansive, imagistic, epic and intimate.

Joelle and Triana chat about her experiences as a butch lesbian living in 90s London, the stories and characters throughout her life that inspired this incredible book of poetry, as well as discussing the fundamental place poetry has amongst the LGBTIQ+ community and the impact it can have on our health and wellbeing.

She also shares an excerpt from the book – a poem called “Heaven, 1995”.


This podcast was produced by JOY – Australia’s Rainbow Community Media Organisation.

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