Ebo Barton stands at a microphone in the Jack Straw studio, wearing headphones

Insubordinate – Ebo Barton

2020 Jack Straw writer Ebo Barton’s poetry project is both a printed work and an audiobook. In their conversation with curator Anastacia-Renée, they discuss the differences between spoken word and page poetry, the pressure on artists to constantly produce, and what it means to share work aloud. “When I say the stage is my church, it actually is my church and that’s what I’m doing for me at that point in time. And if somebody grabs onto it, cool, but I’m gonna keep going.”

Music by SassyBlack, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.