After many years prevaricating I have finally created and launched a new website:

Please check it out for regular events listings, biography, gallery and films.

And if you like the site, and wan to create your own contact me for the details of web designer Pete Read.


Mother Foucault March 24 2016

Our new spoken word poetry club Mother Foucault is finally ready to launch! I am lucky enough to have been asked to curate Mother Foucault, set in Bristol Temple Meads railway tunnels, on behalf of the ever innovative creative rebels Boomsatsuma. They will be evenings of high thinking and low debauchery, set on intellectual uprising and furious dancing, and featuring the most powerful names in UK spoken word and poetry.

The launch gig gathers together the mighty legend that is Salena Godden, alongside magical Edinburgh Fringe First Winner Sabrina Mahfouz, with former UK Slam Champion Vanessa Kisuule, and myself – hosting and doing a short set.

And when the thinking is done, the dancing begins. Queen B from the Bristol underground scene will be selecting until lights out early in the morning.

Mother Foucault is a speakeasy soiree for the 21st century.

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BOOK LAUNCH 6 November 6.30pm Phoenix Artists Club

My new collection The Woman Who Was Not There on Burning Eye Books will be launched in the smoke haunted half-written Soho environs of Phoenix Artists Club on November 6 at 6.30pm.

Phoenix Artists Club

1 Phoenix Street

London WC2H 9BU

It’s been a long journey. Please come and help me make the final few steps.

A few of my heroes and linguistic revolutionaries will be coming along to show love, and the pre gig will feature the awesome talents of Salena Godden, Raymond Antrobus, Anthony Anaxagorou, Megan Beech, PACE and others. 

‘We need poetry like this. Fearless’ Benjamin Zephaniah
‘Joelle Taylor’s a shape shifter,myth maker, linguistic risk taker; poetical activist, surrealist with a raised fist. She knows how to handle a pen’ Patience Agbabi
‘A city gritted heart- beaten tattoo’ John Hegley


Free entry. RSVP