1 coolpoet is a Liverpool-based artist who has been writting for about two years. She started out as a dancer and actor. She wrote a short play as part of Liverpool’s Unity Theatre scratch night, and this is when she discovered her love of writing. She wanted to break the fourth wall and used poetry to do this, although at the time she didn’t realise that’s what it was. She always thought poetry was delicate and complicated, but her work is gritty and focuses on real-life issues. She believes if she has encouraged people to open up after listening her, she has done her job.
I’ll be talking to 1 coolpoet about her work, and about the power of poetry. And, of course, she’ll be sharing her selections for this week’s Apocalypse Books.
Catch the show on Saturday at 2pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).
Missed the show? You can catch it again here: