Thursday 24 September 2015

Upcoming Shows - Ordspark Poetry Festival (Uppsala, Sweden) Southbank, Ronnie Scott's, Jamaica Rising at Bristol Literature Festival...

Proud to be included in Goldsmith University's exhibition that acknowledges 14 black British poets 

1st - 3rd October
I'll be performing and reading poetry in Uppsala Sweden alongside Sage Francis, Ian Ewok Robinson, Deanna Rodger, Henry Bowers and more...

National Poetry Day (Light show)
I have been commissioned to write three new poems around the theme of light which will be debuted at Southbank Centre on National Poetry Day.

11th October, Ronnie Scott's
Returning to Ronnie Scott's Jazz Verse Jukebox with Jumoke Fashola.

October 15th Tongue Fu, Rich Mix

October 21st, Jamaica Rising at Bristol Festival of Literature
I'm very much looking forward to sharing poems and speaking about Jamaican British identity in Bristol. Tickets -

Why Not Strive? - The Rights Of The Child Festival at Southbank. October 23rd, 7pm

Southbank, Oct 23rd
28th October, Leicester
30th October at London Review Bookshop alongside Daljit Nagra
Another poem from 'The Island That's Hard To Find In English' has been accepted for publication, this time in Magma poetry magazine. I will be reading alongside Daljit Nagra

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Storymoja Festival (Kenya, Nairobi) Chill Pill (London, The Albany)

Proud to announce that I'm flying to Kenya to take part in the Storymoja Festival with the British Council. I will be meeting local students from 10 - 14 year olds as well as collaborating with local poets and reading my own poetry. (

Sep 17th at The Albany
Tickets -
Also, Chill Pill is back. Although I will be in Kenya, if you're in London you must go! We're featuring poet, Kayo Chingonyi with live music from FUR. Also more from the OPEN MIC.