Apples and Snakes @ Uniqlo Tate Lates: Isaiah Hull

Join spoken word artist and writer Isaiah Hull, reading from his debut poetry collection, Nosebleeds.

Exploring family, life and the real world, Isaiah Hull’s Nosebleeds (Wrecking Ball Press) is visceral and raw, a voice far older than the poet’s young years. Hull’s writing is soul-searching and down to earth, a hard-hitting collection, written to be performed but making the transfer to the page with remarkable ease and clarity. Nosebleeds is an exploration of expression, traversing emotion and form.

Isaiah’s writing holds weight and maturity unparalleled by anyone his age.  He is the voice we all need to hear’ – John Berkavitch

Isaiah will read from his work, followed by a Q&A and book signing. 

Isaiah Hull is from Old Trafford, Manchester, rising to fame at a young age as one of the Roundhouse/Radio 1 Extra finalists in 2015 at the age of 18 having participated in Wordcup, a national youth slam run by Apples and Snakes.  Hull is inspired by Saul Williams, Philip Larkin and classical Greek tragedies. He is a member of the young writers collective, Young Identity, which was formed in Moss Side to encourage young adults and teenagers to express themselves through poetry.  He has supported Kate Tempest, Lemn Sissay and Skepta at major events for the BBC and his TedX Talk “The Unexplained Virtue of Ignorance” has over 5000 views.

Banner photo: Preye Dontai

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