We’re delighted that Emily Harrison was voted Sabotuer Awards Best Spoken Word Performer of the Year.
She’s gigged for us a lot and her work is full of honesty, spark and humour. Writing openly about mental health isn’t easy, and doing so without being mawkish or a victim is even harder, but Emily’s work has helped people talk about an issue that touches most of us in one way or another. Better yet, in an engaging way that underlines that we all have worth. She’s also been active in gigging in support of a number of good causes.
Stand Up and Spit would be worthless unless we link up what us older poets were writing, saying, and most importantly of all, doing in the 80s with the even grimmer political situation today, but on the plus side a much better spoken word scene. One where working class writers have an increasingly loud and powerful voice.
Big cheers for the win.
Obviously my look was fierce.