Jan 232018
Hammer and Tongue National Final 2018

Hammer and Tongue National Final 2018

Very proud to have been awarded The Golden Hammer Award for services to spoken word at the Hammer & Tongue National Slam Final 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall this weekend. Well done slammers and crew. Much great poetry won and lost in a dramatic ritual of glorious nonsense. I collected data on over 120 poems which will yield statistical info on practitioners, subject matter and writing and performance devices for the book I am writing on spoken word poetry. Massive geek out

Nov 222016

Thursday, December 8 at 8 PM – 11 PM

Hive Dalston, 260-268 Kingsland Road, E8 4DG

——–Suggested donation £5———-

Really exited to be launching this book, supported by these two firestorm poets. The night will end with music and dancing, courtesy of yours truely…

Joelle Taylor is an award winning spoken word artist, poet, playwright and author. She has performed across the UK as well as internationally for the British Council (Zimbabwe, Brazil, Botswana) . She was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society Arts in 2015 as well as being named as one of Southbank Centre’s Nelson Mandela Change Makers for positively affecting cultural Britain.

has written novels, plays and musical theatre. He’s won a fair few performance poetry competitions, including, the London Slam Championship and the UK Slam Championship. He completed a PhD in creative writing and philosophy at Newcastle University. He’s a longstanding member of the Writers Guild of Great Britain.