Ep 14. Lisa Brockwell on ‘girlhood as a place of strength’

This week I got to talk with Lisa Brockwell about three poems that play with the theme of ‘the girl in the poet and the poet in the girl’. We also cover why it’s important to keep reading even when the poems go quiet, the question of poetry ‘scenes’ and, importantly, HBO’s Looking.

This week’s poems:

  • Glamourie by Kathleen Jamie fromher book The Overhaul, published by Picador.
  • Caesarea by Dorothy Porter from The Bee Hut, published by Black Inc.
  • Ode to snow falling on the YWCA, Kemplay Road from Lisa’s new book Earth Girls, published by Pitt Street Poetry.