‘Neglected Voices’ is a work about disabled people’s experience, consisting of four sequences of transcription poems: ‘Proud’, ‘In Memory’, ‘This Hearing Thing’ and ‘Dan Dare Braces’.
The ‘Proud’ poetry sequence, consisting of c.47 poems, is based on an interview with Jennifer Taylor, a person with a Learning Disability.
‘In Memory’ is a poetry sequence of c.32 poems, based on the words of Catriona Grant whose life was affected by a stroke at a young age and who sadly died of a second stroke over the period she was being interviewed by Allan Sutherland.
‘This Hearing Thing’ is a set of c.47 transcription poems based on the words of Wendy Bryant (a former member of Brunel University Staff), who gives an account of growing up with a hearing impairment.
‘Dan Dare Braces’ is a set of c.52 transcriptions poems based on the words of Peter Moore, who tells the story of how he survived abuse.
Also in the collection is a copy of the lecture given by Allan Sutherland entitled, ‘Transcription poetry as a vehicle for documenting the lives of disabled people.’ It was presented at the Fifth International Disability Studies Conference, which took place at Lancaster University in September 2010.
Contains the transcripts of each of the four interviews carried out by Allan Sutherland, as well as the audio recordings of each interview.