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Life Raft: Jay Whittaker talks to Peach of political poetry, feminism & more

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Life Raft: Jay Whittaker talks to Peach of political poetry, feminism & more

Inspired by LGBT History month this wee Life Raft offering is a conversation between Peach and the Edinburgh-based poet & feminist Jay Whittaker. To set the tone, here is a wee recording of Jay, reading Radical, from her new collection Sweet Anaesthetist! Jay Whittaker · Radical   Peach: The poem ‘radical’ speaks of cracking open our identities, and this feels personal to us as a (radical) bookshop. Did these places of comfort and discovery inspire you to continue to discover yourself through poetry? Jay: Oh, radical bookshops! Mushroom in Nottingham was a lifeline for me as a nascent queer teen in the 1980s....

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