What Meets the Eye?: The Deaf Perspective


Lisa Kelly, Sophie Stone (editors)

Arachne Press

B format Paperback


ISBN: 9781913665487


Publication date: 25 November 2021



A tree falls in the forest and I am/ there to make sure no one hears it./ Beloved: It’s not that I am/ unwilling to be seized by sound,/ everyday I am undone by it.Khando Langri. Poems, short fiction and scripts from UK Deaf, deaf and Hard of Hearing writers. Our poets and authors were given the theme of Movement. They have interpreted this in many ways: movement as communication and connection, mobility, and stillness, being moved emotionally, movement within and after Lockdown, freedom of movement, and being part of a political movement, and even getting lost! Edited by Lisa Kelly co-editor of Magma 69, The Deaf Issue; co-Chair of Magma Poetry, and Sophie Stone (RADA trained actor, Writer: Paine’s Plough, The Bunker, BBC Radio 3 and Co-founder of DH Ensemble theatre Co) and with a preface from Raymond Antrobus. Includes work from Alison Campbell, Ayesha B Gavin, Bryony Parkes, Charlie Swinbourne, Clare-Louise English, Colly Metcalfe, David Callin, Dee Cooke, Diane Dobson, DL Williams, Elizabeth Ward, Emma Lee, Hala Hashem, Janet Hatherley, Jay Caldwell, John Kefala Kerr, John Wilson, Josephine Dickinson, Julie Boden, Khando Langri, Ksenia Balabina, Liam O’Dell, Lianne Herbert, Lynn Buckle, Marilyn Longstaff, Maryam Ebrahim, Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford, Melanie Ashford, Rodney Wood, Sahera Khan, Samantha Baines, Sarah Clarke, Sarah O Adedeji, Sophie Woolley, Terri Donovan