‘You couldn’t hang back any longer. You had to step in and say something. You already knew what you wanted to be.’
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‘Every writer comes to a point where the gains outweigh the risks, where the financial burden is second to wanting to just do it.’
‘I am the scribe. I record, I argue, I raise awareness and I try to persuade others through my words.’
Pippa Little speaks with Geoff Hattersley about poetry in her African and Scottish childhood, building a career as an early school leaver and her return to Higher Education, and her approaches to writing.