Hello. My name is Amy.

I’m a freelance writer and performer from London. The things I perform are mostly poems. I also write stories, some of which I perform, and ad copy, which someone else performs.

My first pamphlet of poems, Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads, was published by flipped eye in March 2015 and selected as the PBS Autumn 2015 Pamphlet Choice.

My work has appeared in Poetry Review, DIVA, Popshot, Rising, Poems in Which, South Bank Poetry, Rhyming Thunder: The Alternative Book of Young Poets and on the London Underground.

I’ve performed at Latitude, Secret Garden Party, the Edinburgh Fringe, Ronnie Scott’s, Bang Said the Gun and in hundreds of pubs, bars and fields across the UK. And in a two-man tent.

I co-hosted the monthly London poetry night, Sage & Time, which ran from 2010 to 2013, with Anna Le and Richard Marsh.

I’ve run poetry workshops in forests and schools, been London Bridge tube station’s Poet in Residence, opened for Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera, hosted a poetry game show in Tooting Market, performed in a balaclava as Anti-Slam alter-ego Love Terrorist, written and staged collaborative poems with Dirty Hands poetry collective, won Best Slam Poet of 2011 at the Farrago Zoo Awards, lectured on copywriting at Middlesex University, received commendations from Magma and South Bank Poetry and been on the radio a few times.

I like lists, noodle soup, existentialism, hugs and swearing.

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  1. April 5, 2015 at 2:44 am

    H Amy, You may not remember me I’m Eddie Knight with glasses, film maker, tv cameraman and possessor of a huge black cat, if indeed that jogs the memory. I got there at the event in hastings a bit late so missed everything but just Want to say great to meet you and wow I love the book ‘Where were going don’t need roads’ I would suggest a follow up of ‘where I’ve been there were no roads’. Leading on to I cant remember a lot after meeting you except there was a party that I never found but have a great story about that night looking for the party. Anyway just to say I really like your writing its just so refreshing and I have the booklet/ pamphlet hanging around the house to pick up every now and then.. So well done really I just get something from it, inspiration and an exhilaration with the amazing power of words. As a filmmaker a while back I made films to poetry from a few poets one for a competition and another monologue that I wrote and filmed as an installation that won an award from Adobe called the the moving image award. There out there in the ether that is youtube. ones called ‘sushi and the other is Romantic Villanel. I was still in london the time but filmed them in hastings Anyway just to say hello again and be great to keep in touch. x

    • Amy
      September 4, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Hi Eddie. Sorry for the ridiculously late reply – I’m not very good at managing WordPress! It was really good to meet you in Hastings. I love the idea of a story about looking for a party and never getting there – a bit like a contemporary Godot sort of thing. Thanks for the kind words about the book. I’ll check out your videos and hope we meet again at some point. Are you out in London much? If so maybe see you at a gig :)

  2. Aneta
    July 12, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Hi there Amy.
    I’m the regular host at Poetry Jam Richmond.
    Saw you are appearing at SGP.
    What day, time and stage/tent are you performing at?
    Would love to listen,love and support😎.
    Joy be in your week.

    • Amy
      September 4, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Hi Aneta. Sorry for not getting back to you sooner! Maybe you know already, but I hosted Poetry Jam for a while with Anna Le, back in 2011/12. Great to hear you’re doing it now – I must come and check it out again – it’s been too long! Not sure if you caught the poetry at SGP, but it was very rainy! Thanks for reaching out. x

  3. Paul
    September 4, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Just saw you on Sky News. Got your pamphlet of poems of Amazon (Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads). Atre there any more books already? or coming soon?

    • Amy
      September 4, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Hi Paul. Thanks for buying the book! :) I’m currently trying to sell a novel, so will let you know when that’s out in the world, although it will probably be quite a while as these things take ages. I’ve also got a few poems coming out in 3am Magazine soon, so I’ll send you a link when they’re live.

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