Great Poetry Gig coming up in Scunthorpe…

On Feb 7th I am really excited that I will be part of a spoken word poetry gig with the amazing Salford poet JB Barrington and the awesome Hull poet Jim Higo. It promises to be a funny and poignant night with some brilliant, gritty, real life poetry. It’s at Cafe Indiependent, Scunthorpe on FebruaryContinue reading “Great Poetry Gig coming up in Scunthorpe…”

Prime Shop to Let

Our little town is turning into a ghost town! Warning, swearing. Prime Shop to Let Prime shop to let As I walk through this ghost town centre Prime shop to let Prime shop to let. Arrogant As though they have the monopoly Over the other shops Who were once prime Once to let Now bucklingContinue reading “Prime Shop to Let”

Taking away my working tax credits

Working tax credit My working tax credit, my working tax credit They’re taking away my working tax credit! They say I am working, that I am a poet That poetry pays well and don’t they just know it. I‘m earning too much and that I am a big hit Don’t they know that they’ve putContinue reading “Taking away my working tax credits”

Condescending

You put me down, sir You put me down. Because I stand for the North And the Northern girl henceforth And I’m spiralling back and forth Cos you implicate my worth And You put me down. You put me down, lady You put me down. Because I stand for the common man Who in yourContinue reading “Condescending”

5 a.m.

I live on a council estate where there is a lot of poverty. I love it here and the people inspire me to write social commentary poetry. Here’s a poem I wrote about my street. 5 a.m. The street is peaceful, Sleeping Dreaming of Collecting their benefits Buying a six pack of Carling Having aContinue reading “5 a.m.”