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Claire’s work published in collection of poems by Deaf and Disabled poets

Claire’s work features in a new publication of poems but D/deaf and Disabled Artists.  Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back examines the poetics of disabled and D/deaf cultures. The first of its kind and packed with fierce poetry, essays, photos and links to accessible online videos, it showcases a diversity of styles, opinions, and survival strategies for a world that often works to shut us down.

With contributions that span Vispo to Surrealism, and range from hard-hitting political commentary to intimate lyrical pieces the poets brought together in this anthology refuse to perform or inspire according to tired old narratives.

Claire’s contributions include a poem called This Body Has Not from her 2017 piece with Jess Curtis, The Way You Look (at me) Tonight.  Listen to both of Claire’s poems below. 

You can click here to listen to all the audio content that accompanies the book, and here to purchase the book.