SHIELD

On the 14th Jan 2021, Shield – my first poetry pamphlet – will be published by Verve Press. Exploring my experience as a disabled person during the pandemic through a variety of voices, Shield has been described as: ‘These are arresting, heart-stopping poems lit with a rare intensity. Hale’s poems don’t pull any punches, theyContinue reading “SHIELD”

Dissembling Nature @ Deptford Literature Festival

I am very excited to be leading a workshop titled Dissembling Nature as a part of Deptford Literature Festival – it’s going to be great, and I really encourage you to book tickets (to everything else, as well!). I’ve been passionate about nature poetry for ages, and this is an opportunity to unpack the genreContinue reading “Dissembling Nature @ Deptford Literature Festival”

Wheeled – a poem for International Wheelchair Day

Wheeled I am wheeled. My weightin legs as flesh made solid ashalf dead and halfalive as weakness but I. I – my movement joy. Myleap up jagged kerbs. Myspeed. I trail people; walking –half running. Failing tocatch me. I keep going. I; after your hoursand blisters my battery runsI speed. I swerve. I keepon going.Continue reading “Wheeled – a poem for International Wheelchair Day”

CRIPtic & NOT DYING

I’m very excited to tell you that I’ll be bringing my solo show to the Barbican on the 11th and 12th October 2019, and curating a showcase of disabled artists to accompany it – see the CRIPtic website (link) I have been developing my solo show over a number of years, and in October 2018Continue reading “CRIPtic & NOT DYING”

Future as Celebration: Transpose @ the Barbican

In a world that feels bleak, it is important not to accustom ourselves to living without the hope that we can build a better future.
At Transpose: The Future (Barbican Centre, 6th-8th Dec), a collection of trans artists come together to explore how this could be done, through mediums ranging from opera to electronica and poetry.
Tickets from £5 (conc) to £15 (standard).

NOT DYING: A creative residency

This autumn I will be running a creative residency at a London theatre, including offering free performance workshops for disabled artists on the themes of DISABLED JOY and WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE Easy read version For several years I’ve been working on a poetry show exploring my journey through the trauma of illness toContinue reading “NOT DYING: A creative residency”