Mr The Temp (BA, MA, PhD, PDF) is a poet, a lover and a damn fine administrator. His act combines high octane spoken word with musical comedy and audience participation. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service and has worked on projects with the British Council and the British Library. Pete has performed at over 20 summer festivals making him about as common a feature in a festival field as a porter loo. He’s also gone to the Edinburgh and Brighton fringe festivals, The Oxford Literary Festival and the Bristol Poetry Festival.
Pete has now become one of the first six professional poets to go full time in schools as poetry spoken word educators. Find out more here: http://spokenwordeducators.org/
Pete is now the UK host for Indiefeed Performace Poetry, one of the richest online archives of performance poetry in the world.
Hammer & Tongue National Slam Champion (2009)
BBC Radio 4 South of England Slam Winner (2009)
‘with fire in his belly, expert performance skills and a keen sense of mischief, he’s poetry’s answer to Mark Thomas, able to make the depressing enjoyable.’
‘He’s a man on a mission – and with a just cause and a cannonade of verbally astute poems, how can he fail?’
[Apples and Snakes]
‘funny, intelligent, refreshingly angry and often moving’
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