Tom is the seventh poet that we’ve rehearsed and we’re beginning to get a real sense of how all ten of them will fit together in the various joint performances which will make up our tour later this year. Some poets’ individual shows are noisy and busy, some are calm and contemplative – audiences are going to get a real spread of voices to appreciate. Tom’s show is towards the calmer end of the spectrum, but we’ve worked with poems in many different registers to show you what he can do. He’s got gorgeous nature poems in there, finely balanced teenage memories, a chilling dramatic monologue about CCTV and a joyous cigarette-quitting call to arms. Here are some of them.


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