#TCD2013 The Christmas Dinner

"Use the twitter hashtag  #TCD2013 for all communications on The Care Leavers  Christmas Dinner in Manchester. Or the poet gets it. I said The poet gets it"     Read more [...]

Light breaches darkness every single day

It’s 10am I’m at the Kings Cross junction . Three cyclists jump red traffic  lights.  I have my headphones on but still  I heard him.  “Six people died doing that last week” said the cyclist Read more [...]

Salander at The Roundhouse: My public artwork opens Thursday.

Salander my  pubic artwork at The Roundhouse in Camden opens this week. The work within Salander is written by young people in care from London. Fierce.   In Salander experience the performance of reading Read more [...]

Civilize You. A brand new poem.

I have a brand new piece of work commissioned by Denys Baptiste for his critically acclaimed  "Now Is The Time...Let Freedom Ring" tour. The photo below was  taken last month at The Queen Elizabeth Read more [...]

The performance of reading

The same way video killed the radio star the internet kills the evaluation form. I've spent the  week in West Yorkshire at The Arvon Foundation in Lumb Bank with co-tutor Hannah Pool.  It's been a blast. Read more [...]

Southbank Celebrates Mandela’s Birthday.

Leading writers, poets, musicians, performers and spoken word artists photographed on Wednesday 18 September, ahead of a sold out event at Southbank Centre in Nelson Mandela’s honour, where they read Read more [...]

The Last Poets at Southbank Centre on Wednesday.

If Gil Scott-Heron is "The Godfather of rap"  then meet the young fathers - The Last Poets. On Wednesday they perform at Southbank Centre.     A few months ago we hung out in Harlem.  A few years Read more [...]