PAUL GILROY IN CONVERSATION WITH GEORGE THE POET
In conversation with George the Poet
Paul Gilroy is joined by George the Poet, for a conversation on poetry, podcasting and storytelling; looking at how hybridity and sociological thought have impacted George’s process of intuition and priorities in advocating for his community. George also discusses how, moving forward, these priorities are evolving around communication systems, value creation and academia.
This conversation was recorded on 9th July 2020
Speaker: George the Poet, spoken-word artist, poet and podcast host of Have You Heard George’s Podcast?
Executive producer: Paul Gilroy
Producer and Editor: Kaissa Karhu
Read the transcript for this podcast
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