About Pete

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Pete the Temp is a loop artist and spoken word poet. His work has been featured on BBC Newsnight, World Service and Radio 4. In 2009 he became the UK National Poetry Slam Champion and last year he did a national tour of his one man show ‘Pete (the Temp) vs Climate Change’. Pete has performed at over 20 Uk festivals. In 2014 he toured with Slamboree, performing to audiences of over 3000 people. In 2015 he did doing a TED talk in London about his work as a spoken word educator. He has toured in 8 European countries and now lives in Berlin, working as a musician. 2016 saw the release of his first book Numbered Boxes.


Hammer & Tongue National Slam Champion (2009)
BBC Radio 4 South of England Slam Winner (2009)

Pete is 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/

He is now the UK host for Indiefeed Performace Poetry, one of the richest online archives of performance poetry in the world.


‘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.’


‘Challenging, inspiring, terrifying and amusing’

[The Ecologist’]

‘I left feeling angry and inspired and galvanised’

[The Metropolist]


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