Spoken Word - Shortlisted 2015
Originally from rural Yorkshire, Jemima Foxtrot is the youngest of the shortlisted poets. While studying English Lit at Manchester University she regularly performed as part of the New Student Writing Society which she also chaired. Her work emerges from two main strands, personal experiences and music, the former often intertwined between the verses of her poetry and she has performed music events as well as festivals and cabaret venues. Jemima gives workshops in performance poetry at a range of schools and is currently a leader and writing mentor at the Ministry of Stories which encourages young people in creative writing. In 2014 she performed at Latitude and In Now London-based she cites walking as a key part of her creative process where on her journeys she has been known to trade poems for lighters, chewing gum, books of poetry, chips and “even a full Indian takeaway” she says.