JOELLE TAYLOR is an award-winning poet, playwright and author. She is the author of 3 full poetry collections and 3 plays and is currently completing her debut book of short stories The Night Alphabet, with support from the Arts Council. Her new poetry collection C+NTO & Othered Poems was published in June 2021 by Westbourne Press. She has recently been commissioned to develop her spoken word theatre show BuUerfly Fist to tour throughout 2021/2022. Joelle is the host and co-curator of Out-Spoken, the UK’s Centre’s premier poetry and music club, currently resident at the Southbank Centre Purcell Room. A Radio 4 documentary featuring poems from C+NTO and presented by Joelle, Butch, was broadcast in May 2020.