We’re so excited to include Alex on such a diverse line up for our relaunch event in June. His first collection was published by cool, indie publisher Nasty Little Press and he is also a member of the highly acclaimed PIP (A Poem Between People) alongside poets such as Joshua Idehen, Inua Ellams, Raymond Antrobus, Musa Okwonga, Kim Leng-Hills. If you haven’t encountered him yet (in spite of having performed everywhere from The Southbank Centre to Oxford University!) think Bob Dylan meets The Streets. Join our Facebook page to keep up with further details on Poejazzi June and to watch some classic Alex Gwyther performances in the run up before you get to see him live.
What other talented/clever types have to say about Alex:
“Youth, charm, looks, wit AND amazing writing? Just five of the reasons I found myself jealous of Alex...” Scroobius Pip
“When someone has raw skill and a self awareness that makes it natural you can’t really touch them. Alex has two big bags of both. Ace’ – Polarbear
“Gwyther demonstrated the skills of a poet who had the crowd’s reactions varying between nods of agreement and large grins inspired by brilliant capsules of wit weaved into his poem.” – Think Growth Review
Catch up with Alex’s latest movements on Twitter and look out for more of his down to earth, everyman style tales on Series 1 of our Poejazzi apps later in the year. (he’s so good we want you to be able to carry him around with you)