Stir – Lisa Franklin

Everything changed with a phone call

Lisa Franklin is a poet and theatre maker based in the Midlands. Her work typically explores the relationship between nature & the digital and attempts to challenge the role of audience.

She is one half of theatre company; Gertrude & one piece of poetical music troupe; The Mechanicals. She is currently on tour with ‘The Righteous Jazz’ – a piece of theatre studying the life and works of poet Philip Larkin.

Stir

Always moving

House

To house

To house, to house, to house

To house

To

House

Everything changed with a phone call

Sent to Coventry

A trip to the hospital

Not moving

I couldn’t leave

And now, 

I don’t want to

House to house to house to house

To 

Home

Lisa Franklin

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