Lovely to meet you.
I’m Jo: a writer, poet, editor, and chronic people pleaser based in Southampton, UK.
I write poems, opinion pieces, theatre reviews and the odd piece on culture. I like to keep myself very busy; life is for living, and everything is a story.
I have been performing my poetry at local open-mic poetry nights since early 2018, and I will be competing at the Hammer & Tongue National Slam Finals in 2019 after coming first in the Regional Finals in December 2018 – only my fourth poetry performance!
You can find out where I’m performing next over on my Twitter profile.
In the past, I’ve performed at:
- Write a Note Open Mic, Southampton
- Hammer and Tongue, first round and Regional Finals
- Apples and Snakes 451 Open Mic, Nuffield Southampton Theatre
- The Front Room’s International Women’s Day fundraiser, Hunter Gatherer, Southsea
In 2018 I appeared on BBC Solent, discussing my poetry and reading my work live on air.
You can also hear me discussing all that inspires me on the Art & Stuff Podcast.
I write theatre reviews, too! Performance is a passion of mine and I love seeing and sharing my thoughts on all sorts of shows; from musicals and ballet, to opera and drama.
I review productions on this website, and I am also a reviewer for BroadwayWorld.com, spreading my love of theatre further! You can see all of my reviews on the site on my BWW profile page.