About

mish poem

Michelle is a writer. She writes and performs poems, works as a journalist and does interesting things with food.

Performing poetry since 2007, Michelle has toured the UK and performed at festivals from Latitude, to Edinburgh, to the Secret Garden Party, to Bestival to Glastonbury.

Michelle is the founder and host of Hammer and Tongue London, part of the UK’s largest slam poetry network, and has featured on stages as far afield as San Francisco, Berlin, New York and Aarhus. She has worked as a poet in residence at la Zona Imaginaria in Buenos Aires and at the  Maison Folies in Mons, Belgium.

She made her small screen debut on the BBC’s Why Poetry Matters series in May 2009 and has appeared on various other TV and radio programmes, including the World Service and Dalston-based broadcaster, NTS Radio.

She published her debut collection of poetry Alternative Beach Sports with independent UK publisher Burning Eye Books in March 2014. You can buy a copy here.

Michelle also teaches poetry and English literature to individuals and small groups and runs performance poetry workshops. If you’d like to book her for a gig or a workshop, please contact her here. 

 

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