Archive : SoapBox Poetry Club presents Dean Atta

“one of the leading lights in London's poetry scene” - Huffington Post

SoapBox is totally chuffed to welcome Dean Atta back to Suffolk for the SoapBox Poetry Club.

Dean has been described by the Huffington Post as “one of the leading lights in London's poetry scene” and by Apples and Snakes as “unafraid to tackle topics other poets turn a blind eye to".His debut collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, published by the Westbourne Press, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. He was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday Pink List and featured in Out News Global Pride Power List.

He has performed across the UK at festivals such as Brighton Fringe, Cheltenham Book Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Hay Festival, Latitude Festival, Secret Garden Party, and internationally at Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (Italy), CrossKultur (Germany), Ordspark (Sweden) and Word N Sound (South Africa). He is a member of Keats House Poets and Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, as well as an Associate Artist with Mouthy Poets and New Writing South. He has been commissioned to write poems for BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, Dazed & Confused, Keats House Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, and is currently working on his second poetry collection The Black Flamingo.

Support comes from Piers Harrison-Reid and Matt Annis.

Tickets are £4 concessions, £6 in advance, or £8 on the door, if available. Advance purchase recommended. Tickets can be bought online from WeGotTickets >>> HERE <<<

Adult content/language warning - 14yrs+ recommended. Licensed bar on site. Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm and is finished by 11pm.

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