“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
“Powered By Love 1”
This film is a series of snap shots of some of the activists, artists, performers and organisations I had the pleasure to meet during LGBT History Month, February 2016.
There was no pre- production to this film or budget. It is a spontaneous, personal journey of discovery of that month. I had an overwhelming response from people who wanted to contribute to this production from all corners of the LGBT community.
The diversity, talent and social pioneering present within the heart of LGBT community, far extends the realms of any film.
My hope is that this film resonates the aspirations of some of those pioneers, who campaign for equality and freedom of expression for the LGBT community, of which I am proud to be part.
My name is Trudy and I am a poem
I am the whisper in your ear,
The tap, tap tap on the window.
The unexpected letter.
I am your secret hope,
The best you wish for.
Laughter in your house,
I am the voice of Love.
Poetry expands our senses,
Brings out the best and worst
Transforms pain into grace
Makes us bigger people.
Hear the poem in your heart
Let it come out
It belongs to you entirely
It is your gift to yourself