Jill Abram

Jill Abram reads, writes, performs, listens to and organises poetry. She is the Director of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen (a collective which encourages craft, community and development) and a Tideway Poet. She performs regularly in London and occasionally beyond, including Ledbury Poetry Festival, in USA and Paris.  Publications include Domestic Cherry, Proletarian Poetry and Nutshells & Nuggets.  She has curated and hosted many events, including several editions of The Shuffle at the Poetry Cafe, a number of book launches and the Malika’s Poetry Kitchen Tenth Anniversary Showcase. She was the inaugural Poetry Pulse competition winner and the Wham Bam Poetry Slam Champion.  She writes as well for the page and mind as she does for the ear and audience.  She has been described as “poignant and funny” and having “mischief and poise”, her poems have been described as “satirical and quirky” and she has great appeal to those who think they don’t like poetry, as well as those who know they do.  She writes a lot about her own life, friends and family but it isn’t all true…

Portrait by Naomi Woddis