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Andrew Graves



Andrew has performed throughout the UK at spoken word events, poetry nights and festivals including: Apples and Snakes, Spoken Word All Stars Tour,• Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival,• ArtNot, Gloucester, Hit The Ode, Strawberry Fields Festival

Featured on 6 Music’s Cerys Mathews show and BBC Four’s recent documentary Evidently John Cooper Clarke, he has been cited as “The hardest working poet in the East Midlands.”

Favoured by comic book legend Alan Moore, he can often be seen performing on stages up and down the UK.

His last collection Citizen Kaned was released in 2012, whilst his next collection, Light At The End Of The Tenner, will be released in 2014. His work is raw and gritty containing a dose of adroit comedy, which champions the underdogs and underclass.

His off kilter view, is often tinted by the dark lenses of the coolest shades in the shop. He is truly a troubled poet for troubled times.


“Graves somehow manages to remain a hundred times more relevant and believable than any consummate professional should ever be able to.” Everybody’s Reading Festival

‘Blisteringly brilliant!” Cheltenham Poetry Festival

“I really enjoyed Citizen Kaned. There wasn’t a bad one in there.” Alan Moore (author of Watchmen, V for Vendetta)

"A breath of fresh air." Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze

"Light at the End of the Tenner is like finding a great lost Roger McGough collection in a box in the loft." Jim Bob (Carter USM)

“Hip, edgy takes on pop culture and the dark underbelly of lace city.” Ash Dickinson

“Nut shelling multicultural identity, taking defined, rhythmic steps, towards the colours, textures and rhythms of inner city life” Eve Makis

"A proficiencey with rhyme and stanzaic structure that Tony Harrison might be proud of." Stand Magazine

“Blew the audience away! His poems are tender, political and full of life. He performs from the heart and leaves the udience wanting more.” Poetry Island

"Like finding a great lost Roger McGough collection in a box in the loft" - Jim Bob (Carter USM)

“I really enjoyed it. There wasn’t a bad one in there” - Alan Moore (author of Watchmen, V for Vendetta)










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