Hear new poems by Liv Torc, Shagufta K Iqbal and Fiona Benson - all specially commissioned for Herstory Exeter and inspired by the poets’ work with local communities as well as the British Library’s Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights exhibition.

Liv explores parallels between the lives of women during COVID and those living and fighting through the two World Wars; Shagufta connects the story of 1910 Chainmaker’s strike with the experience of freelance artists and mothers today; and Fiona takes on taboos around female bodies.

The poets are joined in discussion with Chair of Virago Press and Poet in the City’s board of trustees Lennie Goodings, and British Library curator Polly Russell, who will also give an overview of the Unfinished Business exhibition.