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Lunar Poetry Podcasts

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A series of discussions, interviews and live recordings with poets from the UK and abroad in which we examine the writing process. Now hosted by Peter deGraft-Johnson a.k.a The Repeat Beat Poet, the series was founded by David Turner in October 2014 in south east London.


Ep. 131 - Zena Edwards

Cece's Speakeasy (30th June-3rd July 2021) -

This week The Repeat Beat Poet speaks to writer, performer, creative director, and tarot-reading multi-faceted artist and activist Zena Edwards. The pair talk about navigating corporate spaces while maintaining integrity, the importance of orality and sound within self-expression, and how indigenous African peoples and systems of knowledge have guided Zena's work. The two poets also give some shine to Apples & Snakes, the UK's longstanding leading poetry organisation, discuss their involvement in the immersive climate cabaret show, Cece's Speakeasy, and highlight the artistic innovations that come from cross-artform collaborations.

We hear two performances from Zena -

Brother's Keeper - - 0:19:00

Wood and Strings - 0:45:30

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Episode music is an original composition by Snazzy Rat. You can find more from Snazzy here:

Our production team is Mystery Planet Productions.

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