Performance Poet in London

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My name is Amy McAllister and I am a London and UK Poetry Anti-Slam Champion.

(This means that I am excellent at being shit).

Poetry Slam wins include: The Great Northern Poetry Slam, Jibba Jabba, the UK Anti-Slam Apocalypse, the Utter Space Poetry Slam, the London Anti-Slam, the TFL/Saatchi Travel Better London Slam, the Hammer & Tongue London Poetry Slam Final, and the King Kong Prop Slam in Berlin.

My very first collection of poems, pick up lines, and wobbly drawings entitled Are You As Single As That Cream? is published by Burning Eye Books.

My poetry is also featured in The BEST Poetry Book in the World, Rhyming Thunder, the Pop-Up Anthology, and in several editions of South Bank Poetry Magazine.

I have performed at lots of lovely poetry and spoken word events including Tongue Fu (Udderbelly Festival), Sylvia Plath’s Ariel (Royal Festival Hall), the Hammer and Tongue UK Poetry Slam Final (Royal Albert Hall), Stand Up and Slam, Jawdance, Sage and Time, The Bus Driver’s Prayer, Dodo Modern Poets, Beat Street Berlin, The Monday Echo, and many others. I have also performed on NTS Radio as a guest on the Re:Versed show and did some pretending-to-know-stuff-about-poetry for the BBC World Service. Live. I even managed not to say CUNT! Oops.

I was poet-in-residence at Bang Said the Gun and also at Angel Underground Station as part of Transport for London’s ‘Travel Better London’ campaign. Let it be known that I had nothing to do with those corkers that appear on the campaign’s posters. A selection of my work was featured in the ‘Snoring in the USA’ exhibition at NGBK Gallery and I hold the Farrago Zoo Award for Best Feature Debut of 2012.

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3 comments

  1. YOU ARE A GODDAMNED FRICKING GENIUS WOMAN THUMB FACE GIRL BEAUT. I testify to your importance! Will never know if I love you unconditionally because your fulfill so many conditions xxxxx

  2. You were awesome at Mullingar Arts Centre last night. By the way I went to school St Fintan CBS Sutton for a few years with Alex Mcallister who lived in Malahide. He’d be using his bus pass for the past few years

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