Performing at the Nehru Centre, London W1
In this place…
Electricity runs through
The humid air,
Heating up the rocks.
The humming night…
Vibrates the marrow of my bones.
Leaving me waterlogged
With sweat and desire.
What is that screaming?
It curdles my blood,
As I, lie trussed and panting
In a pink nylon net.
In that dark encroaching jungle…
Life and death are calling.
Be seduced, succumb… surrender,
Unlock the door.
A clip of me from the film ‘Powered by Love 1’ discussing transgender people.
“Schwule” is a living interactive poem written for International Holocaust Day. The pink triangles I am wearing are inscribed with the words used to describe homosexuals (in German and English) during Gestapo rule.
I was interviewed by Kathy Caton for Out in Brighton, on 24th March 2016. The interview was great fun, and I also got to showcase three of my poems.
These poems were Heartfelt (at 06:24), We Are (at 10:36), and The Consequences of Kisses (13:55).
Trudy Howson – Out in Brighton