4. Victorians, poetry, and cannibalism

Back in the old world of September 2019, I met up with award winning transgender poet Jay Hulme in the beautiful surroundings of historic Bradgate Park in Leicestershire. Our conversation started about Jay's new book and poetry and for young people before we we dived head first into Victorian history, the scandal of the tabloids, and ...cannibalism. Amidst the wild absurdities, we discuss the awfulness of Victorian Britain and how it is slightly baffling that the era is often held up as a time to aspire to or seen as boring.
Links to Jay's website and twitter are below.
A transcript of the episode is available at www.thehumanish.co.uk

Jay Hulme website: jayhulme.com
Jay Hulme on twitter: twitter.com/jayhulmepoet

"Elemental" and "Stoosh" by Dlay.
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"Gods Among Men" by Prox-C.
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"Conurbation" by Phopha.
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