Roy McFarlane : Poems of activism and jazz


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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

And follow him on twitter where he posts as

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

Find out more about Nine Arches and follow them on twitter here
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Next on Alternative Stories we feature Seren Books, the South Wales based publisher celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2021

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