DAW2021

Volunteer Work by Peter Thabit Jones

Arachne Press in their project “Stairs and Whispers”

created a whole series of poetry written in British Sign Language all available on Youtube. they have kindly allowed me to quote some examples:

Presented as part of Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press, 2017, edited by Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka & Daniel Sluman)

Find more BSL poetry here: BSL poetry – YouTube

Another useful link is to the British Sign Language Poetry Playlist by Kate Lovell: https://disabilityarts.online/playlist/british-sign-language-poetry/

other useful links:

https://deaffirefly.com/bsl-poetry/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/disability-40670284

https://www.signbsl.com/sign/poem

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/media-library/sites/education/migrated/documents/iconicity.pdf

Ailbhe’s Tale by Lynn Buckle

Ailbhe’s Tale – National Centre for Writing

#DeafAwarenessWeek2021 poetry and artwork. Have you written unpublished/published about deafness? Have you made artworks about it? Having to wear two hearing aids myself I have a small awareness of the difficulties that happen. Please DM me, or send a message via my WordPress blog.

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