Performance poet, life coach, life explorer

I would say I do what it says on the tin, but as I don’t live in a tin, that would be silly.

About my performance poems:

  • Most, but not all are funny.
  • Most, but not all, rhyme.
  • Most, but not all, are for grown ups.
  • All are pretty good.

I have been performing poetry for A LONG TIME. (well over ten years). I have performed at many festivals repeat bookings have included: The Big Chill, Greenbelt, Glastonbury, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Cheltenham Festival of Literature,  Bhuddafields, Swindon Festival of Literature.

I perform on a kind of spectrum of performance from ‘fairly relaxed pub events to full on crazy cabaret’ – if you chat to me about your event I will let you know if and how I think I could work with you.

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Summer is coming

Hurrah!  The sun is out and I am fast booking up for festival excitement.  First stop Swindon Festival of Literature Dawn Chorus event in May- wait out for details. 

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Ooo, I’m on a panel

Friday 28 February– I shall be on a panel discussing monogamy and non monogamy after the fabulous show at Canada Water, London

Is Monogamy Dead?  by comedian Rosie Wilby

It promises to be a great evening if you fancy some laughs followed by some possibly mere serious discussion

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Poems

I’ve added some poems, printed words and everything. Here’s one.

 

Rebellion

Now, rebellion can be rock and roll and rebellion can be fun

But I’d ideally like to live in a world where the need for rebellion is gone

Because Rebels push against the people telling them how to be

And I want to live somewhere that embraces diversity

I want to live where it’s not rebellious to dress in creative ways

Where going to work in a kigu, or Pjamas is quite is quite okay

I want to shop in slippers, wear jeans and a vest with no shirt

I want to be where it’s positively encouraged, for men to wear short skirts

I want to live where a mid-life crisis is a thing to celebrate

Because folk are encouraged to follow their heart before it’s all too late

I want to live somewhere where it’s not rebellious to go into work very late

Where it’s not rebellious to leave early,

Where it’s not rebellious to take a lunch hour that is actually a whole hour long

Where it’s the work you do every day that counts, not when you arrive and are gone.

I want to live in a place where it’s not rebellious to be female and not on a diet

Where it’s not rebellious to be fat

Where it’s not rebellious to be thin

Where you’re not considered ‘lucky’ or unusual for loving the skin you’re in.

I want to live where it’s not rebellious to have lots and lots of sex

I want to live where it’s not rebellious to have lots and lots of lovers

And I want to live where that’s okay for anyone to try

Not in a world where it’s only okay it you happen to be a guy

I want to live in a world where it’s not rebellious to watch porn

Where it’s not rebellious to make porn

Where it’s not rebellious to be in porn

Where it’s not rebellious to make, watch and be in porn

Where it’s not rebellious to get your tits out

Where it’s not rebellious to put them away

Where we have a massive spectrum of tits surrounding us every day

Not just airbrushed and enhanced and young and pert plastered all over the place

But also wrinkled, and saggy and small and mis-shaped and practically down to your waist.

I want to live where there is no need to come out as Bi or as Gay

Because people no longer assume that everyone’s straight anyway

Where all songs and films and fairy tales that children like to hear

Have characters of all shapes and kinds, including loads of queers

And I want ALL these things so very much, I’m just going to live like they’re already true

And if you try and stop me, well then I’ll show my rebellion to you

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