#AphasiaPoems

Poems by Authors with Aphasia

Created using the MakeWrite App


Reader 1: Juliet Stevenson

Poems written by authors with aphasia: members of Dyscover Aphasia

 

Juliet Stephenson stands in front of an empty hall. Image shows a still of her talking to someone to the left of the camera

Fun Fact: Juliet performed in the play Wings, where she played a character with aphasia.

Watch this video of Juliet talking about aphasia and about Aphasia Re-Connect.

[Image taken from this video by Young Vic London on YouTube]


Reader 2: Graeme Aymer

Poems written by authors with aphasia: members of Aphasia Re-connect

 

Graeme is looking off to the left of the picture, smiling. A posted on the wall behind him, says, in clear lettering "clear your head".

Fun Fact: Graeme provided the voiceover for a video about the MakeWrite app.

Watch the MakeWrite video here


Reader 3: Jan

Poems written by authors with aphasia: members of Aphasia Re-connect

 

Jan sits on a sofa, smiling up at the camera. She is holding up a mug of tea in her left hand. The mug says the words "Star Mum"

Fun Fact: Jan made a brilliant Twitter video with her daughter Carly Davey. In the video, Jan explains her experience of aphasia.

Watch the Twitter video here: https://twitter.com/carlystroke/status/1276498380823367680

 


Reader 4: Denise Saul

Poems written by authors with aphasia: members of Aphasia Re-connect.

Professional photo of Denise looking at the camera whilst her body faces to the right.

Fun Fact: Denise created Silent Room.

Silent Room is an exhibition of video poems by poets with aphasia.

Visit the Silent Room website here: Silent Room

 


Reader 5: Edwyn Collins

Poems written by authors with aphasia: members of Dyscover Aphasia.

Photo of Edwyn and Grace in front of a field in the countryside. Edwyn stands in front wearing a denim jacket and black top. Grace stands behind him peering around his right shoulder and looking into the camera.

Fun Fact: Edwyn is “sound of body and of mind, and what’s more I’m witty and refined”.

Follow Edwyn on Twitter @EdwynCollins.

 


Reader 6: Grace Maxwell

Poems written by authors with aphasia: members of Aphasia Re-connect.

Photo of Edwyn and Grace in front of a field in the countryside. Edwyn stands in front wearing a denim jacket and black top. Grace stands behind him peering around his right shoulder and looking into the camera.

Fun Fact: Grace wrote the brilliant book Falling and Laughing: The Restoration of Edwyn Collins.

This book describes things that happened to Edwyn and Grace from February 2005 until 2010.
“It’s a good story….” Edwyn
“…with a happy ending.” Grace


Reader 7: Lee Ridley (AKA lost voice guy)

Poems written by authors with aphasia: members of Dyscover Aphasia.

Lee sits in a chair with his iPad on his knee. He is smiling at the camera. Abi is crouched beside him, smiling. Abi is giving a thumbs up of excitement.

Fun Fact: Lee won the 2019 #Tech4Good Special Award for his work raising awareness of the power of tech to transform the lives of disabled people.

MakeWrite was a finalist for the accessibility award at the 2019 Tech4Good awards.


Reader 8: Julia Galliers

Poems written by authors with aphasia: members of Aphasia Re-connect.

A professional photo of Julia smiling into camera against a black background.

Fun Fact: Julia worked on the first aphasia and technology collaborations at City, University of London. She was a researcher and investigator on both the GReAT project and the EVA project.


Reader 9: Jayne Lindsay

Poems written by authors with aphasia: members of Aphasia Re-connect.

Jane smiles into the camera. Behind her are the red leaves of a climbing houseplant.

Fun Fact: Jayne worked as a language assessor on the INCA project. Jayne also collaborates with INCA researcher Abi Roper to share accessible art on the website ArtAphasia.com.