Poetry CV

Performances

BSL Poetry and Panel, Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, 17th Dec 2017

Launch of Magma magazine: the Deaf Issue, London Review Bookshop, London, 6th Dec 2017

Priority Seat Cabaret, Theatre Royal Stratford East, London, 14th Nov 2017

Brewing in the Basement, Barbican Art Centre, London, 6th Nov 2017

Shakespeare Celebration / National Poetry Day Event, Stratford-upon-Avon Library, 28th Sep 2017

Relaxed Proms w/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Albert Hall, London, 29th July 2017

Relaxed Proms w/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, 4th July 2017

Relaxed Proms w/ BBC National Orchestra of Wales, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 2nd July 2017

Book launch for Stairs and Whispers, University of Birmingham, B’ham, 3rd March 2017

Festival de Folclore Surdo, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, 10th – 13th Dec 2016

Shuffle Festival,Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, London, 1st Aug 2015

Unity Festival, open air, Cardiff, 4th July 2015

Memorial event in honour of Dr Nick Kitson, British Institute of Psychology, London, 15th May 2015

BABE 2015: Bristol Artists Book Event, Arnolfini, 11th April 2015 (in collaboration with Nancy Campbell; ‘How To Say I Love You in Greenlandic’)

Winter Warmer with Centred, Impact Hub Kings Cross, London, 10th Dec 2014

The Why? Festival (in association with DaDaFest), The Glasshouse, Stourbridge, 27th Nov 2014 and Forest Arts Centre, Walsall, 21st Nov 2014

‘Making Visible’ w/ Women’s Arts Association & DAC, Arts Central, Barry, 24th March 2014

Women’s Arts Event w/ Disability Arts Cymru, Bute Town Arts Centre, Cardiff, 22nd March 2014

‘Hit the Ode’ with Apples and Snakes at Victoria Pub, Birmingham, 20th Mar 2014

Workshop for Year 6, Longwill Green Primary School, Birmingham, 29th Jan 2014

Winter Warmer with Centred, London, 5th Dec 2013

NDCS Volunteer Social at Aston Business School and Conference Centre, Birmingham 9th Nov 2013

Incloodu Arts Festival at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, London 9th Nov 2013

Variety Evening for UCLan Deaf Studies 30 year celebration at Greenbank Lecture Theatre, Preston, 19th Oct 2013

Sunset Festival with Deaf Explorer at Deaf Cultural Centre, Birmingham 18th Oct 2013

Sunrise Festival with Deaf Explorer at Deaf Cultural Centre, Birmingham 11th Oct 2013

Workshop ‘Words and Signs’ with Centred at Sunbury House, London 29th Sep 2013

BSL Pride Day at Highbury Fields, London, 29th June 2013

Deaf Explorer Unconference at Deaf Cultural Centre, Birmingham, 27th June 2013

An Evening with InteGreat Theatre at Midlands Arts Centre, 23rd June 2013

The CDS Ball at M Shed, Bristol, 22nd June 2013

Open Mic ASL Slam at Busboys and Poets, Washington DC, 26th Apr 2013

Express Yourself’ at Portsmouth Bookfest, Menuhin Theatre, Portsmouth, 29th Oct 2012

SignLive at The Thunderbolt, Bristol, 13th October 2012

Signing Hands Across the Water at Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, USA, 17th–19th March 2012

Bristol Poetry Festival at the Centre for the Deaf, Bristol, 4th February 2012

Telling Our Stories and Resistance: Disability Arts at the M Shed, Bristol for Disability History Month, 14th January 2012

BSL Music Gig at The Porter Cellar, Bath, 3rd December 2011

BSL Music Gig at The Porter Cellar, Bath, 2nd July 2011

Bristol Poetry Festival at the Centre for the Deaf, Bristol, 19th February 2011

Our Deaf Day at The Colston Hall, Bristol 9th October 2010

Bristol Poetry Festival at the Centre for the Deaf, Bristol, 20th February 2010

Poetry International at the Southbank Centre, London 30th October 2008

BDA Sign arts and Film Festival at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, January 2007

Published Poems

‘Finally, a Dream Come True’ and ‘A Bilingual Poet’s Dilemma’ in Magma magazine: The Deaf Issue, Issue 69, released Winter 2017

‘A Bilingual Poet’s Dilemma’ in “Stairs and Whispers: Deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back”, 2017, edited by Alland, Barokka and Sluman

‘No Longer an Impossible Dream’, ‘How Much Can You Hear?’ and ‘What is the Worth of my Life?’ in “Queer Deaf Anthology”, 2016, edited by Raymond Luczak

When the Dead are cured’ in “Deaf Lit Extravaganza”, 2013, edited by John Lee Clark, published by Handtype Press

‘When the Dead are cured’ (titled ‘Zombies’) and ‘Lament of a bi-lingual poet’ in “Whose Flame is it Anyway?”, 2012, edited by Mackay, Newnham & Cope, published by Disability Arts Cymru

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