The long read: Mary Jean Chan

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Danielle Mustarde speaks to the award-winning writer about her debut collection Flèche and the journey that led her to it BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Born and raised in Hong Kong, poet Mary Jean Chan has been living in London for some six years and now holds a post as lecturer in creative writing at Oxford Brookes [….]

1996: A mid-90s coming out story

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Spoken word artist Jenny Foulds captures her coming out – and the kindness of the strangers who helped her do so BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE JENNY FOULDS Scotland-born, London-based spoken word artist Jenny Foulds started writing and performing spoken word around two years ago, following a 10 year hiatus from performing. “My spoken word can [….]

Kate Tempest’s new single is fire emoji, fire emoji, fire emoji

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“It’s sultry with bold lyrics and it’s been on repeat since it dropped” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS. IMAGE JENNY MCCAMBRIDGE/FLICKR Kate Tempest is the gift that keeps on giving. Just last week she announced that her fourth album, The Book Of Traps And Lessons, is coming in June and immediately released the first single – Firesmoke. [….]