by Laura Taylor - £8.00 Flapjack Press (2016)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780993237058 | ISBN 10: 0993237053
Laura Taylor was born into a working-class family in the North of England in 1968. She has challenged arbitrary forms of authority all her life. Obsessed with words and language since her early childhood, she believes in the power of poetry as a means by which silent voices speak and hidden ears listen.
With eloquent conviction, Kaleidoscope champions equality and challenges authority, exposing the hypocrisy, iniquity and 'politricks' of the powers that be.
A fiery and astute collection, crafted with passion, tenderness and humour, from one of the UK's most incisive performers.
Includes a Foreword by Attila the Stockbroker.
"If there is strength in unity, then art saves lives. Bang a drum, pluck a string, sing a song, have a dance, write a verse, paint a picture and enjoy. And when you find something that stokes your soul and makes you smile - keep doing it."
"Riveting, inspiring, dead hard and incredibly soft at the same time. This is one of the best books of poetry I have ever read."
(Attila the Stockbroker)
(Price & availability last checked: July 2016)
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