Artist : Andy Bennett

SoapBox presents in Aldeburgh Saturday 5th November 2016

Andy Bennett is a romantic poet, in that he drinks too much, has a chronic disease, and can often be found wandering around woodland, counting on his fingers. Andy has written and performed two full-length shows: "Late Late Romantic" (2015) and "Random Chants" (2016), and has performed at festivals and fringes across the country. He also even took an anarchic puppet show to Finland for some reason.

And has rarely been published by anyone but himself, as there's still such a thing as decency.


He is founder of the 28 Sonnets Later collective (, and teaches literacy and verse in schools and museums across Norfolk, where he lives with a wife who probably deserves the epithet ‘long-suffering’. You can follow Andy’s particular brand of pedantry and hippie rage on Twitter @AndyBennettPoet, or through his erratically-maintained website


“Bennett’s the business: scabrous, witty, and he knows his iambs” – Luke Wright