Joelle Taylor is an award-winning poet, playwright, author and editor who has recently completed touring Europe, Australia, Brazil and South East Asia with her latest collection, Songs My Enemy Taught Me. She is widely anthologised, the author of three full poetry collections and three plays and is currently completing her debut book of short stories, The Night Alphabet. She has featured on radio and television, and founded SLAMbassadors in 2001, the UK’s national youth slam championships, remaining its Artistic Director until 2018. Joelle’s work is taught as part of the English GCSE syllabus, and she has received a Change Maker Award and a Fellowship of the RSA, as well as being longlisted for the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships. She is the host and co-curator of Out-Spoken, the UK’s Centre’s premier poetry and music club, currently resident at the Southbank Centre Purcell Room.