Spoz (Giovanni Esposito), has been a freelance poet and performer since 2005. Before that, he just did it for fun.
Spoz was Birmingham’s Poet Laureate in 2006 / 7 which was nice. He works a lot with young people in schools, though likes to rough it a little with adults too.
Spoz has performed at Glastonbury, Shambala, Cheltenham Lit Fest, Larmer Tree and other festivals, as well as in front of his mum.
Spoz has had two poetry collections published. “The Day the Earth Grew Hair” and “Spoz’s Shorts … and the Occasional Long One” are for a younger reader. “Ten Letters” is a bit more grown up and will be released on Verve Poetry Press in the Autumn of 2019.
July 22, 2019