Stairs & Whispers is the first major UK anthology of poetry and essays from D/deaf and disabled writers, published by Nine Arches Press.

Join writers, disability activists and co-editors of this groundbreaking anthology – Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman – for an evening of poetry, film and discussion around disability and literature.

At this accessible venue in a BSL-interpreted set, the Stairs and Whispers editors will present poems from the book and connected video poems in BSL and English (with captions). Poet Raymond Antrobus will dazzle with a spoken word performance and short film about Deaf culture, speaking about his experiences.

In a political climate that constantly threatens to marginalise disabled people, The Last Word festival hosts this evening of poetry and discussion that explores, empowers and represents the realities of D/deaf and disabled poets in their own words in present-day UK.

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The Last Word Festival

The Last Word festival is home to a captivating mix of live performances that all have a story to tell. Featuring new work by established artists, rising talents and works-in-progress from home-g…