I’ve been running poetry and poetry slam projects all over the Midlands and beyond since 2005, and the writing I get from young people amazes, encourages and enlightens me everyday. I love what I do and I hope to continue doing it for as long as my bones and brain will allow.
Here are the different types of workshops I deliver:
Words, Rhyme and Collage Workshop Days (KS1)
‘Poetry Slam’ Workshops Days (KS2, KS3 and KS4)
SPOZ…because it’s easier than his real name, ‘GIOVANNI ESPOSITO’ and happens to be the bit between the ‘E’ and the ‘ito’ (sort of).
SPOZ…is an award winning performance poet, singer / songwriter, film maker, playwright and was the poet-in-residence at Birmingham City FC. He has been seen on BBC and Central Television, has written for and been heard on … BBC Radio Four, Radio Five Live, Radio West Midlands, Radio Coventry & Warwickshire and Capital Gold, as well as the toilet.
SPOZ…has performed at the Glastonbury Festival, Shambala Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival, Oxford Literature Festival, Warwick Words Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Wenlock Poetry Festival and in front of his mom.
SPOZ…was ‘crowned’ Birmingham’s eleventh poet laureate in October 2006. He continues to work extensively in schools, lifting the appeal of writing and performing poetry to hitherto, unseen heights.
SPOZ…manages and facilitates many school poetry slam projects, including Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Gloucestershire and other regions nation wide. Check out the poetry workshops page.
SPOZ…released his first poetry anthology for “the young and young at heart” in January 2009. “The Day the Earth Grew Hair … and Other Stuff.” is available from the shop page. More stuff to come!
SPOZ… is on youtube. Please be aware some of his material is 12+ … but here are some that are good for all.