'I Know Why The Gay Man Dances' is the debut collection of poetry by Mancunian poet, Joel Sadler-Puckering. It is about what happens when the spirit of freedom is taken from us. The loss of freedom comes in many forms and is not just a gay experience; it is an experience shared by many subjugated groups. These poems will take you on both a personal and political journey to explore the many ways that we, as human beings, might find our freedom compromised in modern life. How does it happen? Why does it happen? And perhaps most importantly, how can we try to understand and overcome it when it does happen? With a style influenced by Maya Angelou, if you're a fan of direct poetry and social commentary through verse, this collection will speak to your heart.
'Inky Black Woman' is the debut poetry collection by London Based artist, choreographer and poet, Mina Aidoo. In this collection, Mina explores themes of identity, the body and gender. Her work considers humanity's relationship with our environment, ourselves and our psyches. This poetry is for all those who are not afraid to play in the vast range of emotions that form the human experience.
The author of the Amazon bestselling LGBT poetry collection ‘I Know Why the Gay Man Dances’, Joel Sadler-Puckering unleashes his second collection of poems into the wild. Expect “masterful observations of humanity and its dregs” (Amazon 5* review) and to be taken on an urban safari adventure to see human beings in their not-so-natural habitat...
Feral Animals was released in April 2018 and went straight to the top of the Amazon LGBT poetry chart.
This first collection of poetry by Sarah Pritchard promises to 'fly in the face of patriarchy'. Sarah's work uses sublime imagery to offer a beautiful insight into what it means to grow into a woman. However, this book is much more than that. It is a life's work about a unique life lived and is a story that must be heard. This collection of poems is a full anthology that weaves and spins through the decades as we find out what is possible 'When Women Fly'.
"Sarah Pritchard has insights that no one else has, and she writes with sensitivity and passion. There's a quiet strength there too, and politics aren't left out. Reading this book is a bit like going on a date with someone fascinating - someone you'd definitely want to see again."Cathy Bryant
"Sarah’s work uses sublime imagery to offer a beautiful insight into what it is to grow into a woman. However, this book is much more than that. It is a life’s work about a unique life lived and is a story that must be heard." Joel Sadler-PuckeringHidden Voice Publishing"
Pritchard's writing mirrors the terrific pace of the tidal surge itself and whirls us through to land-safely-in a tree of birds just starting to sing again." Char March
The name ‘Hidden Voice Publishing’ reflects the essential need to make our collective stories and voices heard and that is what we hope to do with this publication. In this world, there are dominant voices that always seem to speak the loudest. These voices are homogenous, and they often control the narratives in which we are all framed.
Within in the pages of this collection, you will instead find Hidden Voices that also believe that they have something to say. These are the voices that no longer wish to be invisible and the voices that demand to be noticed. The world in 2019 can be a bleak place and many of us often feel unseen and unheard. Take the stories in these pages to your heart; stand with us to fight for our freedoms and celebrate our differences.