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Martin Grey - Spoken Word Poet

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I'm a Nottingham based spoken word poet, event organiser and workshop facilitator, with my first collection being published in September 2020.

Also hello, thanks for stopping by. I'm available for poetry related work across Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands, including:
- Performing at your event
- Event management and hosting
- Running workshops
- Writing poems for your project
- Collaboration

I've been writing and performing since 2013, mostly about emotional connections and small moments, but with a sideline in nonsense poems, found poems and poetic improv.

My poems have been described by my publisher, Fly on the Wall Poetry, as "Easy to fall in love with. Honest, hard-hitting, understated and with an endearing style of writing", which is really quite flattering!

I'm a poetry slam winner, have supported several nationally renowned poets, and have performed extensively across the Midlands, Berlin and the Edinburgh Fringe, where I co-ran the show “A DIY Poetry Fix” in 2019.

I'm also closely involved with two local performance groups, DIY Poets and World Jam, as a zine editor, event organiser and compere, so I can get plenty of other poets involved, if needed.

If you're interested in working with me then please do get in touch, and we can have a chat!

You can also see examples of my writing below, and at martingreypoet.com.

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