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Kay signing her book at a local book launch event in March 2017.

Kay Channon in Conversation with Kizzy Wade. Activist, Analyst and Artist of Words.

https://soundcloud.com/kay-channon/interview-with-kizzy-22112020-dao Please forgive any changes in audio quality. I cannot afford professional recording equipment or a home studio. Using headphones will improve the clarity of the interview. Kizzy’s poems are provided in text format as they were performed during the interview within this blog, in case you wish to revisit any. ...

love for all curated by gobscure

Dear all, We would like to share a token of our love, curated by gobscure, and brought to life by their diverse crew. recipes for love is a collection of artworks, recipes and letters for you, and those you love. Find them online here: https://thenewbridgeproject.com/events/recipes-for-love/ Some of you may ...

cartoon about tory policies taking disabled people further back

Crippen says it’s time to stop this backwards slide!

2020 was a year that most of us would prefer to forget, whether due to the Covid pandemic or the abysmal way in which disabled people been scapegoated by this Neo-conservative government. Disability Arts Online ·

provoked 2 madness by the brutality of wealth e.p.

2 track e.p.  from project of the same name, which including touring show of the same name-

side portrait of an older man framed by steel girders

The Challenge – Extinction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8IAzxpps5k The Highgate Challenge on extinction actually got 3 poems out of me. I was able later to link in with Extinction Rebellion Tower Hamlets and contribute a video sequence to one of their fundraisers during lock down. Delighted to present it here. My co-reader is Jean BaylissThe Challenge – ExtinctionI ...

642 – 4 Line Poem AKA Family Tradition

Reader. So what was your beloved family tradition? 642 – 4 Line Poem AKA Family Tradition He sits with silver spoon in hand waiting for a child’s hand to land upon the starched white table cloth. She has a pen within her head writing unkind words that people said. Insults used to wound ...

7 people in a Zoom video call

A big thank you to everyone who has supported Disability Arts Online over the years

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a long and difficult year. There are a few positives on the horizon but equally plenty to continue to be worried about. We've been doing our best at Disability Arts Online to try to support artists from within our communities. We're all ...

Possible All Along

Possible All Along is an exhibition of work by thirteen Leeds artists. Other than place, their connection is that they are all disabled artists, which might be considered a flimsy premise for an exhibition. But thinking about this year and the concerns amongst disabled artists that we are becoming ...

12 Months On……

A little over 12 months ago I read an article on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and wrote a poem in preparation for the last election (December 12th 2019 fact fans). I had the chance to deliver it a couple of times at spoken word events and also turned ...

100 Meters; I Wanna Be Like Paul Crowther

One thing I do, from time to time, in spoken word events is present something simple and topical based on my own prejudices. I published this on social media at the time. it may not work so well on the page so many months after the event but DAO is ...