#29: The Power of Poetry with Simon Maddrell


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In this episode, Edward and Rob Hamilton speak to friend, writer and poet Simon Maddrell about his journey to stepping into his authentic voice and sharing his art with the world. Throughout the conversation they dive into the power of sharing our unique truth and experience through a timeless craft such as poetry.

Simon’s evocative writing weaves his experience as a ‘queer Manx man’ living and thriving with HIV with his memories and love for his childhood home the Isle of Man and themes of spirituality and existence. He shares throughout the episode a few powerful pieces including Manannan mac y Leir, Cronk Meayll, Extinction Cloud and Our Little Time.


Simon Maddrell Twitter: @QueerManxPoet
Facebook: @simonmaddrellpoetry
Instagram: @simonmaddrell
SoundCloud: @simonmaddrell

About Simon

Simon Maddrell was born in the Isle of Man in 1965. After 20 years in London, he moved to Brighton in 2020. Simon writes as a queer Manx man, thriving with HIV. His debut chapbook is Throatbone (UnCollected Press, July 2020). His forthcoming pamphlet is Queerfella (The Rialto Dec. 2020).

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