‘I think we’re living through fascinating times politically.’ | Interview With Jess Green
Jess Green is a poet, playwright and workshop facilitator. Jess was the BBC Edinburgh Slam Champion 2018, and hosts Find the Right Words a Spoken Word open mic night in Leicester. Her new play ‘A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn’ tours between March and Nov 2019.
Who are your biggest poetic influences?
Early 20s – Kate Tempest, Scroobius Pip, Polar Bear,
Now – A lot of the people I’m lucky enough to gig with who I think are brilliant – Jemima Foxtrot, Ben Norris, Molly Naylor, John Osborne, Bohdan Piasecki
How did your new show ‘A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn’ come about? What were the origins of the performance?
Scroobius Pip said of your work that: ‘Jess manages to be hard hitting in a way that’s so subtle you don’t realise until the bruises come up? – Is this something that resonates with you about your work?
Congratulations on winning the BBC poetry slam competition. How did it feel to win?
What are you reading at the moment?
What next in your creative work?
Where can readers find information about your upcoming work/shows?
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