Adrian McKenzie is a slam winning performance poet from Stoke-on-Trent. His poems provoke the listener to consider their perspectives on social and personal themes.He published a mini-collection of his poems entitled 7 on The Back in 2020.
Alison Jean Lester
While I am primarily a novelist, I regularly write poetry when only a poem will do. My most recent book, a memoir called Absolutely Delicious: A Chronicle of Extraordinary Dying, is peppered with the haiku I wrote while helping my mother through the final months of her life.
I’m an occasional Walsall based voice who has recently got much more involved with performance poetry after a lifetime littered with a paper trail that I left unspoken in boxes and cupboards. My style or preferred delivery is probably a narrative flow that challenges or celebrates!
Observational poet. Poems tend to be about everyday events, rather than nature. Socialist in tone. Nostalgic poems centre around family and personal experience. I have a distinctive poetic voice. I am disabled, identify as LGBTQI, working class, and Black Country proud.
I am poet and photographer using my lived experience of mental-health, as the themes for their poetry and showing the beauty in the everyday. I am a member of the Dark Poets Club; a group of poets with a focus on mental health and darker poetry society shies away from.
I'm a poet. I started as a performance poet but now write mostly page poetry and have two published collections. I particularly enjoy cross-artform working. As well as writing, I work with cancer patients and carers and with people facing anxiety, depression, chronic pain etc.
I'm an Irish poet/writer and in a previous life was a teacher and professional actor. My poetry chapbook was published by 4Word Press in June 2020 and I’m currently working on a full collection. I’ve been involved with the two editions of “Encounters”, a similar project, in Shrewsbury.
I am a retired librarian. My poetry, inspired by my Canadian childhood, travel, art and the environment, is in various anthologies including Poetry of the Black Country (Offa's Press). I self published my poetry pamphlet, Library of Jackdaws, in 2019. I am a member of Bilston Writers.
I'm a poet living on the edge of Cannock Chase. My work is rich in imagery inspired by the countryside. I've been published in some print and online magazines, and I have a pamphlet available from Offa's Press ('September').