Join award winning poet, playwright, critic and author Joelle Taylor presenting her new poetry collection Songs My Enemy Taught Me published by Out-Spoken Press.

Songs My Enemy Taught Me‘ is a collection of poems themed around the experiences of women globally, but it had simple beginnings. It began with me. It began with a small child in a hotel room not wanting to speak. It began with opera, but the kind that cannot be heard. It began at the point at which I ended. This is a book about colonisation and terrorism, about invasion and ownership. It is a survival manual, a map, a photograph, a song. It is internet at 2am. It is the way your mother just looked at you. It is the way the girl in front of you on the soft journey home just reached for her keys. It is your hand reaching for keys.’

Joelle will read from her work, followed by a Q & A and book signing.

When: Friday 16 February, 7.30pm
Where: Terrace Bookshop, Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
Booking Info £5 per ticket

Photo Credit: Naomi Woddis