I’m so chuffed to have been asked to pen a poem for this brilliant podcast series exploring women’s suffrage by the wonderful Verse Matters and Apples & Snakes producer Kirsten Luckins. I learned so much about the movement and how and why things have changed, and will hopefully continue to, for women.
First up is Rachel Bower with her 2 part poem about women’s football, then Sez Thomasin speaks as the defiant and resourceful Leed’s lass Leonora Cohen. My piece ‘Five Suffragette Ghosts I saw in Sheffield Streets’ is around 11 minutes in. I had wanted to do something about working class women specifically but got totally enthralled in Sheffield’s suffragette history. Now, walking around town, in particular, is a whole new experience for me!
Click above to listen of this link for all 3 in the series: applesandsnakes.org/listen