Hello, welcome to my poetry home! I’m a Nottingham, UK based poet originally from Guildford.

My first book, The Prettyboys of Gangster Town is now available for pre-order here, through Fly on the Wall Poetry. Some amazing and successful poets have already said wonderful things about it, which I still find surreal 🙂

I’m also a director of World Jam, a nonprofit for connecting communities through poetry and music, and a zine editor, event organiser and compere for DIY Poets, a Nottingham based spoken word collective. I also co-organise the poetry stage for Stuff of Life, a local community festival in Nottingham.

I have performed extensively around the Midlands and as far afield as Berlin, Glastonbury and Edinburgh Fringe, including the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam and co-running the Edinburgh show “A DIY Poetry Fix” in 2019. I won the 2018 Southwell Folk Festival Slam and have supported several nationally renowned poets, including Jess Green and Dominic Berry.

I have an unending love for poetry and spoken word nights in general. I wouldn’t be a poet without the support of the poets and poetry fans around me, and it’s great to be part of organisations that nurture and develop the local scene. I often wonder if people keep mistaking me for the poet they actually wanted and are too polite to tell me, but I plan to keep going until I’m rumbled.

I hope you enjoy my website 🙂

Martin.

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