Dressing for the Afterlife: poems by Maria Taylor
Dressing For The Afterlife is the new collection from British Cypriot poet Maria Taylor. Published by Nine Arches Press, the collection has been highly commended by the judges of the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2020. In our podcast we feature nine poems from the book and an interview with Maria.
In Dressing For The Afterlife you heard :
Prologue read by Marie-Claire Wood
Then I Reconsidered Prayer read by Tiffany Clare
Ante read by Nadia Wyn Abouayen
And There She Was in the Shrunken Apartment like Joan Crawford, Toy Dog on her Lap read by Marie-Claire Wood
Learning the Steps read by Tiffany Clare
I Began The Twenty-Twenties as a Silent Film Goddess read by Marie-Claire Wood
What it was Like read by Tiffany Clare
Ophelia read by Phoebe Holmes
The Floating Woman read by Phoebe Holmes
The presenter and interviewer was Hollye Sangster
Music and soundscapes were by Chris Gregory
Sound effects were from freesound.org
Production and editing were by Chris Gregory
You can purchase Dressing For The Afterlife directly from Nine Arches Press via this link https://www.ninearchespress.com/
Follow Nine Arches Press on twitter here
and you can find out more about Maria Taylor by following her on twitter where she posts
Our preview was presented by Kelli Winkler.
You heard a trailer for Hare Spell our new audio drama which you'll be able to hear on 18th September. It is written by Fay Hield, Terri Windling, Sarah Hesketh and Sarra Culleno and features original music by Fay Hield and Inge Thomson. You heard the voices of Sarah Golding, Amy Forrest, Stevie Skinner, Nadia Wyn Abouayen and Marie-Claire Wood.
Hare Spell is based on and inspired by music from Fay Hield's new album Wrackline which is released on Topic Record / Proper Music Distribution on 11th September.
You can purchase the album and find out more about it by following this link