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 and book reviews, and the odd piece on culture. I like to keep myself very busy; everything is a story.
I’ve been writing poetry for a number of years, and have been performing it at local open-mic poetry nights since January 2018.
My proudest achievement so far? I was a 2019 Hammer & Tongue National Slam finalist, competing in the Finals in June at the Royal Albert Hall, after coming first in the Regional Finals in December 2018- only my fourth poetry performance!
In November 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.