Welcome back for season two of Words in a Time of Lockdown. Episode one is a conversation with poet, short story writer and speaker on black history and rural racism, Louisa Adjoa Parker. We discuss how the Black Lives Matter movement affected her and her work, about the difficulties of intersectionality in the arts world, and her passion for giving voice to marginalised stories. Louisa’s energy and honesty makes for rich writing and listening. Click here to view the video mentioned of her poem ‘Dear West Country White People.’ Louisa’s latest short story collection ‘Stay with me’ is out now, available to purchase from Colenso Books or online retailers.

Music, sound production and editing by A.M.P services www.a-m-p.co.uk