Interdimensional Traveller by DL Williams
Out 21st October 2021.
What's it like to navigate between worlds, based in different dimensions? DL Williams is an interdimensional traveller, moving through the 2D, audiocentric world inhabited by the peculiar hearing people while negotiating the fantastical 3D world shaped by sign language and those who wield it. DL's poems reflect a journey that has been far from easy, negotiating misunderstandings and cultural confusion while trying to figure out their identity and where exactly they belong.
DL Williams is a deaf queer poet working with British Sign Language and English. Working with such different languages has inspired a deep interest in translation and how her work can be made accessible to signing and non-signing audiences. She has performed around the UK including at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Albert Hall, as well as in America and Brazil. Several of her poems have been published, most recently in 'Leaving: Award Winning Poetry' ed. By Ted Stanley (2020) and she has collaborated with other poets, appearing in the online poem video 'The House of the Interpreters' as part of the Crossed Lines exhibition at the Science Museum, Sep 2020. DL's poems cover many themes, from bilingualism to identity, to her beloved cats.