Yemisi Blake is a writer, performance poet, blogger and entrepreneur. A twisted individual, his poems range from obsessive love with cars to the complexity of human relationships. Yem's work comes together as an engaging and entertaining stage performance with a light dressing of humour.
Never too far from a mic, Yemisi has been seen lurking around the back exists of venues such as Tate Britain, The Roundhouse Theatre and RADA alongside poets such as Fleur Adcock, Michael Horovitz and Zena Edwards. You may have heard him on BBC Radio 4, Radio 7, Colourful and Spectrum Radio or even seen him performing at festivals including The Ipswick Arts Fest and John Betejemans Big Cornish Party where he came 2nd in a Slam hosted by Harry Enfield. Yemisi was published in a special edition of Rising Poetry Magazine and appeared as compere for the recording of Radio 4s Bespoken Word.
In 2005 Yemisi Blake and Priscilla Sim set up T-Shirt and Jeans, an arts organisation that brings mixed genre entertainment nights, with a specific focus on poetry and spoken word, to new audiences. T-Shirt and Jeans were approached by and worked with the Whitechapel Arts Gallery and more recently the organisation was invited to run workshops at Ipswich.