Miss Yankey guest poet at SpokenWord 17th June. Theme: Travelling blind

Bio

Miss Yankey is a British/Ghanaian writer and performance poet, International Slam Champion, founder of Poetry Prescribed, co-host and resident poet at The Chocolate Poetry Club, open mic host at Mind Over Matter, and member of the FLO Poets.

As a writer, Miss Yankey has completed commissions for clients ranging from The Historic Royal Palaces to designer fashion brands; technology giants, charity organisations, and travel companies.

As a performance poet, Miss Yankey has captured the attention of audiences at the Royal Albert Hall, Trafalgar Square, the Tate Modern Gallery, the BBC, the Tower of London, Althorp Literary Festival, and the Lambeth Country Show; to name but a few.

Miss Yankey has been shortlisted twice as a finalist for national poetry competition ‘Poetry Rivals’, and was nominated and shortlisted for the ‘Spoken Word Artist of The Year 2018’ at the Saboteur Awards.

Miss Yankey captivates her audiences with her honest and heartfelt poetry, often speaking up on behalf of the oppressed and silenced. She began writing poetry as a child and carried her love of writing into adulthood. Upon learning more about the therapeutic benefits of poetry and creative writing, Miss Yankey founded Poetry Prescribed in 2017, with the primary aim of improving people’s mental health and well being.

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