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Vanessa Kisuule is a writer and performer based in Bristol. She has won over ten slam titles, been featured on BBC iPlayer, Radio 1, and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Blue Peter, Don’t Flop and TEDx in Vienna. She has appeared at an array of festivals and was Glastonbury Festival’s Resident Poet in 2019. She has performed all over the world, from Belgium to Brazil to Bangladesh. Her poem on the historic toppling of Edward Colston’s statue ‘Hollow’ gained over 600,000 views on Twitter in three days.
She has two poetry collections published by Burning Eye Books and her work was Highly Commended in the Forward Poetry Prize Anthology 2019. She has written for The Guardian, NME and Lonely Planet and toured her one woman theatre show ‘SEXY’ in 2017. She was the Bristol City Poet for 2018 – 2020.