Leah Thorn

Leah Thorn

Leah Thorn is a spoken word poet, activist and lecturer, published through performance, film and anthologies in England and the United States. At the heart of her poetry is the autobiographical exploration of identity and issues of liberation. Leah leads workshops in prisons that use poetry as provocation and witness. In 2012 she undertook a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship, visiting women's correctional facilities across the United States with dance and theatre companies and in 2013 she received a Royal Society for Public Health Special Commendation Award for her contribution to Creative Arts and the Criminal Justice System. Leah is an International Fellow of the England Centre for Practice Development, Canterbury Christ Church University and an Associate of the Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health. www.leahthorn.com
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