In October I will be touring the UK with a re-booted version of my five-star reviewed show Asking Nicely - now named Confidence Tricks. This is thanks to very generous funding from the Rainbow Heron Project, a trust set up in memory, which you can find out more about here. Confidence Tricks is a poetry show about … Continue reading Confidence Tricks – UK Tour!
I’ve been asked a few times about if I’m doing the Fringe this year. I will be up at the Fringe for 2 weeks (13th-29th) but I won’t have my own show this time.* I’ll be doing some guest spots - dates below - as well as various slams and open mics. If you’d like … Continue reading Edinburgh Fringe Appearances 2016
As seen in the Morning Star newspaper, 4th May 2016, in Well Versed, edited by Jody Porter Surviving the job centre With your ego intact Is a masterclass in Unsolidarity. Wear the office clothes You no longer have to. Wear the smile of someone Momentarily inconvenienced. Like your career got a flat tire And this … Continue reading Morning Star: Jobcentre
Dear pet crematorium Can you please talk me through The four poems you gave me Three apparently written by my dead cat Two of them addressing me as ‘mum’-?
Filmed in April last year at the Tate Modern, courtesy of Queersay, Apples and Snakes and Out in South London. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld93NyNJ2gg
The wonderful Tyrone Lewis - Roundhouse Slam Champion, photographer, video editor and all-round lovely chap - has made a documentary about the London open mic scene and you should totally watch it. Trailer: Whole documentary:
I’ve been surprised how many times Being confident has offended And I think it boils down to ‘How dare you?’ ‘Why do you think you have the right? ‘I’m better than you, and I’m not there yet.’ Confidence breaks the rules So, are you slim enough? Are you smart enough? Are you … Continue reading Poem: Confidence Trick