SERIES: People That R' Poets
This Series will focus on Highlighting Poets from a diverse set of backgrounds to provide a space to showcase their work!
Each Episode will feature a different poet, who will curate a short poem to provide a insight about who they are and what inspires their Poetry!
As we move further along this series I hope you, the reader may have gained a greater insight into the creative process through the lense of each
THE POET : M3R3D1T4
M3R3D1T4 has aLphabet sYndrome and does poeming to punch existential dread in the face.
They are the founder and creative director of Speak Easy London: bringing you safe space events to raise the profile of spoken word.
You've most likely encountered "the LIST" - an events directory which they curate monthly to connect and inspire London poets.
A staunch believer in collaboration over competition, they have recently featured at The National Poetry Library's "Collectives Showcase", Shxts & Scribbles, Fervor Festival, The Big Queer Poetry Show, Unheard, Words & Verses and League of Absurdity as well as deliver bespoke writing workshops.
M3R3D1T4 lives by the PLUR code (Peace Love Unity Respect) and worships the healing properties of notebooks. Good vibes only 🌈 ✊🏿☮️
THE POEM : Displacement
Dis • a prefix used to normalise distance, discord, dissonance, disrespect
Displace • to use a prefix violently
Displacement • to move something that isn't yours to touch
Displacementification • to pluck something with dirty, sticky fingers
Displacementificationario • a global scenario which profits off of said fingers
Displacement • maybe a house, never a home
Dis. place. ment everything to me
But in you, I find a fortress
Built by us: brick by brick
With no prefix.
Dedicated in memory of #MMIWC2ST (Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Children, 2 Spirit & Trans people) around the world.