DIY Poets Presents

A DIY Poets show-reel of dynamic, distinctive, diverse poets, featuring:


Sue Allen

Takes her audience on a journey with her snazzy, sexy and sometimes surreal poetry that lights up both the stage and the page.


Laura Grevel

Laura’s performances are an eclectic tribe – from enthralling prose poems to character sketches to rhythmic stompers.


Kevin Jackson

LGBTQ+ and community activist, writes zesty, defiant poetry that dare us to care. His second book Loves Burn was published by Big White Shed in January 2020.


Claire Meyrick

Claire’s poems contain messages of positivity and strength, which fully expose life’s mindful journeys. She goes by claireabellwords on the socials and is currently working on her first collection


Joy Rice

Joe’s poems reflect on the ups and downs, the happy and sad times, and the quirkiness of life.


Clare Stewart

A long-time member of DIY Poets, her work is personal truth-telling, exploring the textures and patterns of lived experience. She also a painter and embroiderer.


Lytisha Tunbridge

Lytisha writes poetry telling stories of travel, of life and loss, of silliness. Her words capturing vignettes of daily life.


Gail Webb

Although fairly new to all this, Gail performed with DIY Poets at last year’s Southwell Folk Festival and writes with the Poetry Crane Collective. She loves poetry that makes you feel.


Stuart Whomsley

Stuart writes personal poems and what he calls journalistic poems. He writes about politics, transpersonal and psychological issues. Sometimes comedic. Sometimes traditional forms. Sometimes experimental.


Trevor Wright

is a regular performer at poetry events in the Midlands, curates the Derby Poetry Festival and his second poetry collection, Salt Flow, was published in 2019.



About DIY Poets..

As Nottingham’s longest-running poetry collective, they have been encouraging budding poets to write and perform in
public, as well as supporting established poets to grow creatively. They host a variety of events, community fundraisers
and their much-loved quarterly gigs as well as feature on festival programmes, including Edinburgh Fringe.


Saturday 23rd


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