Sophia Blackwell is a performance poet, cabaret vamp, burlesque wannabe, feminist lesbian warrior princess and Italian pasta-momma. Born in Newcastle, polished at Oxford and living in North London, she’s been on the poetry scene for five years after winning her first slam and getting her first paycheque - which was immediately spent on petrol and a curry.
An eclectic word-flinger, Sophia does quiet love poems, scary blazing rants against oppression and hypocrisy, and meditative rambles about dancing shoes, tomatoes, reality TV and killing your potted herbs - the stuff of life. She owns a lot of red dresses.
From mid-November 2008 to mid-January 2009, Sophia's portrait was exhibited as part of the 'Headspace,' exhibition at the Saison Poetry Library in the South Bank Centre. At Glastonbury in 2009 she read two winning poems from a spoken word competition run by Speak 2B Free and also hosted the open mic session as well as performing.
Her first collection of poems, 'Into Temptation,' is NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY! £8.99 plus p+p. Orders can be taken via email at email@example.com. Contact Sophia for a press release or more details.