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  • Writer's pictureMat Lloyd

Poetry ‘that may save a life’

Poets Mat Lloyd and Benjamin Zephania
Poets Mat Lloyd and Benjamin Zephania

I bumped into Dean Stalham at Soho Radio, Dean was on his way out of an interview, and I was on my way into one. He's a hard man to follow.

Deans got a hell of a story; from writing his first play in prison, he's had film's produced and shown on Channel 4, written several well-received plays, is a curator of the Outsider Art festival, runs an amazing spoken word night, and so much more.

Somehow our paths have continued to cross, mainly digitally, but at the beginning of 2020 I found myself performing at 'Stretched Lips' the spoken word night that Dean runs with amazing Neanderthal Bard (last poet who brought a tear to my eye in public)!

Shortly after Dean contacted me about a collection he was putting together titled ‘SOS [Surviving Suicide] A collection of poems that may save a life’. I submitted a piece and am happy that it will be included in the collection alongside amazing poets such as; Benjamin Zephania, Wendy Young and my friend Kirsty Allison.

Talking to Dean I think it's due for release shortly, for more info check out this article from last weeks 'The Isle of Thanet'.

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