These are the strangely sad and sadly strange words of T.S. IDIOT, a queer poet and artist once deemed to be in very poor taste by their hometown council. These are words on queerness, on class, on love and loss and finding what we can congealed in the cracks of every day life. These words are for times of tenderness, these words are for laughing with. These words are for you.
They are an outsider artist, a performer who draws on beauty and power from history's margins to embrace and mock modern life in equal measures. They look to the junkies, the jokers and the bent and abandoned for inspiration and solace. They have warmed up crowds for the likes of John Cooper Clarke and Attila The Stockbroker, as well as DIY punk shows and queer cabaret nights across the UK. They believe that the values of punk can be a transformative and powerful vehicle for social change.
A multidisciplinary artist, their practice spans poetry, short fiction, performance, film and theatre. They are an alumni of several UK Young Artists residency programmes and a Cultural Secretary for Tate St Ives, as well as writing for BBC Arts and performing across the UK at nights hosted by the likes of Apples & Snakes and Raise The Bar.Their poetry zine SPIT & MARGARINE was self-published in 2020, and their short story Lipstick Traces is due to be published by Bitchin' Kitsch in 2021.
As society slowly collapses, T.S. IDIOT has been producing poems and images for their #pandemicpoems collaborative project, writing stories and short films, developing live performances and making DIY theatre for communities and young people. They are also the host of IDIOT TALK, a monthly show on 1020 Radio.
They want you to know that they love you and that everything's going to be ok.
Contact them directly for bookings, commissions and more - send a message to email@example.com, via facebook or tweet them. If you shout loud enough they may come galloping across the horizon like a tiny hairless horse.
"A spoken word phenomena" - Voice Magazine
"Lighthearted but bittersweet" - Fringe Review
"Very funny, very topical" - DIY Exeter
"A passionate poet with a contemporary edge" - Made In Plymouth
"Awful" - Altern8
"A real treat to witness" - Green Beanz
"Proper punk" - Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols)
"Skillfully disobedient" - Pete The Temp
"A beautiful performance that resonates with everyone's experience" - Revolv
"A cross between Suicide and John Cooper Clarke" - Attila The Stockbroker
"Rhythmical and exhilarating, they force you to read aloud" - Taproot Press