The hand of stars

We’re very proud to share a film made by one of our poets, Hazel Hammond, who is recovering from aphasia, following a stroke in 2019. (Aphasia is an impairment of language, which affects both active and passive language, as well as the ability to read and write, after an injury.)

Hazel says she’s no longer a poet as she struggles to find the words, but having worked with poets who use British Sign Language, we believe that poetry has a wider definition than many people think. We’re really looking forward to seeing Hazel progress along on this different poetry path, using her wonderful art.

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deboraheharvey

Deborah Harvey’s poems have been widely published in magazines and anthologies, and broadcast on Radio 4’s Poetry Please. She has three poetry collections, Communion (2011), Map Reading for Beginners (2014), and Breadcrumbs (2016), all published by Indigo Dreams, while her historical novel, Dart, appeared under their Tamar Books imprint in 2013. Her fourth collection, The Shadow Factory, will be published in 2019. Deborah is co-director of The Leaping Word poetry consultancy.

One thought on “The hand of stars

  1. My best to Hazel who had a tattoo stall at the Bath Japanese Festival I co-ran, and to her reading and performance also at the big launch of the festival! She’ll be in great hands with BSL poets.

    BSL poets, they are fab! I ran workshops (haiku, somonka, tanka, renga) with them on a few occasions, and to packed audiences afterwards!

    I believe we did a world’s first on any sign language renga, and somonka!

    warm regards,
    Alan
    http://www.callofthepage.org

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