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I performed at the Verve Poetry & Spoken Word Festival 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbican

          

Summer 2018, Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning Project: A Change Is Gonna Come. 

 

I worked with Jacob Sam-La Rose and Boy Blue, as well as other Barbican Young Poets, to devise a dance and spoken word performance. We performed shows at the Pit, the Barbican, and the Barking Broadway.

 

A review can be found here in The Lancet.

 

                                 Barbican Guildhall CLP: Subject to Change 2018

 

I was commissioned by the Barbican to write a poem responding to the news in July. 

My poem ‘Tender’ can be seen in text and video form on the Barbican website, with a written interview.

 

                                   London Literature Festival 2019, Southbank Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

I performed with my fellow London Writers Awards Poets at the London Literature Festival in the Southbank Centre.

​ Brighton Festival 2019

 

I wrote and performed poems for a celebration of Dr Maya Angelou’s work called Caged Birds Do, alongside the poets Zena Edwards, Hibaq Osman, and Bridget Minamore.

Main Stage at the Walthamstow Garden Party 2019 and 2018

                              Other venues I have performed professionally at include:

Jazz Verse Jukebox at the Hoxton Hall,  Phoenix Artist’s Club, The Cambridge Union

 Hammer and Tongue Solent, TURF gallery, Poetry Cafe, Arts Depot

CLF Arts café, Oxford Review of Books, Queer Fringe

Bedtime stories for the End of the World Launch September 2019

MAGMA launch February 2020

                                Writing Commissions & Publications 

Barbican Young Poets Anthologies    2018                              2020

 

London Writers’Awardee for poetry -  Anthology 2018-2019

 

MAGMA

My poem ‘we were constant together’, responding to the Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore room in the Modern Couples exhibit, has been published in MAGMA, a poetry magazine, in the Loss Issue 75.

 

Time Out

I was published in Time Out, writing about the horrors of online dating and bespinached teeth.

 

Podcast

 

July 2019, Bedtime Stories for the End of the World Podcast

I performed my poem on selkies in conversation with Andrew McMillan and Ella Frears in the second series, fourth episode 'My Heart was So Greedy'.

Librettos

November – October 2018, Barbican and Radio 3

A collaborative performance of David Lang’s Memorial Ground, as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Total Immersion day to commemorate WW1 at the Barbican.  I wrote libretto lines for the choir to voice, as well as an individual piece which I read. 

I was commissioned to write the libretto for a Christmas carol with the composer Georgina Bowden for the Hornsey Parish Choir. We crafted a piece, which revolves around climate change and redemption, entitled 'The Ice Carol'. 2019

Ekphrasis 

10 Oct 2018—Sun 27 Jan 2019, Barbican Guildhall CLP: Modern Couples exhibit

I wrote poems in response to the Modern Couples exhibit. I focused on the works of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, as well as dissecting representations of Lee Miller, and the writings of Virginia Woolf. I performed my work throughout the gallery space.

2nd September- 21st June 2018, Barbican: Dorothea Lange/Vanessa Winship exhibit

On three nights, I performed material which ‘read’ the gallery through different perspectives, fixating on Lange’s Depression series – lingering on angels in the rye, the ghosts of churches and the prevalence of drought.

 

Student Publication

August 2016, Brasenose College, Oxford

Brasenose College gave me a travel grant to visit Iceland, to write poems about its mythologies. 

Einar Thorvaldson dissolved’, is published The Kindling, alongside Helen Mort, as well as the poem ‘Mortify’, in the Oxford Review of Books (ORB), alongside Simon Armitage.

Whilst at university, my poetry and reviews were published in student papers: the Isis, the Cherwell, the Oxstu, and the Panopticon, as well the online project Seven Voices

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