Video/Audio

‘This is not my story’

This is a poem about the experience of growing up transgendered, which I wrote to raise awareness about such issues for LGBT History Month.

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Here is a video of me performing a couple of poems at an evening hosted by the fabulous Neutral Norway collective.
The first up is called ‘Would you mind making me a cup of tea?’ and the second is   a ‘cut-up’ poem, generated using all the lyrics from the 2010 Christmas No.1 contenders, called ‘Santa is the New Prime Minister’.

…and many thanks to whoever was filming that night by the way!

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THE 12 (URBAN DICTIONARY) DAYS OF XMAS

“Simultaneously gloriously sharp-witted cultural commentary and totally adolescent,” this poem is a translation of the tradition carol, ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’, using the most up to the minute dictionary I could find, the  urbandictionary.com.
Sorry about the notepaper in the video, I’d just finished writing the poem before this gig.

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YOU AND I

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GENERAL ELECTION TRIO

The next 3 poems were written in the 3 days leading up to the 2010 general election.
They were constructed using the principles outlined on 3by3by3.blogspot.com.

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JAKE’S VERSES

All the words in this poem were collected from people drinking in the Jacob’s Ladder Inn, Falmouth, and then assembled so that they correlate, first letter of each word, with the extract from the Bible that talks about the Jacob’s Ladder. (Genesis 28:10–17)

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