(United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1991)
BiographyVanessa Kisuule is a writer and performer who has become well-known both as a slam poet and as author of her two poetry collections. Her poem Hollow, about the toppling of the statue of the 17th century slaver Edward Colston, went viral in under three days. As winner of ten slam titles, the official poet of Glastonbury festival, and poet laureate of Bristol (2018-2020), Kisuule has seen many stages and is a performer much in demand. In 2021 Kisuule graced the Poetry International Festival’s stage with her direct and honest poetry. In her second collection, A recipe for sorcery (2017), she challenges those who are inclined to bend the way the political wind is blowing and invites them to think for themselves.
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