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Roy McFarlane : Poems of activism and jazz

Roy McFarlane : Poems of activism and jazz

Update: 2021-10-26
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In this edition of the podcast we hear from poet and activist Roy McFarlane.  Roy has two collections from Nine Arches Press and a third collection to be published in 2022.  In the podcast we share a selection of Roy’s poetry and hear about what inspires and influences his work.

In this podcast you heard the following poems 

 Papers read by Kam Elliott

Clinton McCurbin 1987 read by Kam Eliiott

Joy Gardner 1993 read by Hadiya Morris

How it Feels to Be Free read by Kam Elliott and Hadiya Morris 

To the Heron who stood with me in the ruins of another black man’s life read by Kam Elliott

 
Sound design and editing are by Chris Gregory

 If you would like to find out more about Roy McFarlane and his work you can visit his website  http://roymcfarlane.com/

And follow him on twitter where he posts as https://twitter.com/rmcfarlane63

 You can buy Roy’s poetry collections “Beginning with your last Breath” and “The Healing Next Time” from publisher Nine Arches Press via their website here https://www.ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/

Find out more about Nine Arches and follow them on twitter here  https://twitter.com/NineArchesPress

search websites in your area to find out about Black History Month events taking place near you. 

 Next on Alternative Stories we feature Seren Books, the South Wales based publisher celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2021

 

 

 

 

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Roy McFarlane : Poems of activism and jazz

Roy McFarlane : Poems of activism and jazz

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