Jasmine Gardosi is the current Cheltenham Poetry Festival Slam Champion, Mix It Up Midlands Slam Champion 2015 and one of the winners of the International Pangaea Poetry Slam 2015. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb and was shortlisted for Birmingham Poet Laureate 2016/18. A former BBC Arts Young Creative, she has worked as a Poet in Residence for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and is collaborating with Autin Dance Theatre on a sexual health show combining dance and spoken word.
Jasmine is slightly obsessed with taboo, its deconstruction and its power over language. At TEDxBrum’s International Women’s Day 2014, she delivered a talk exploring the taboo surrounding menstruation and she continues to run workshops that combine creativity with sex education and other awkward topics. She runs West Midlands Poets’ Place, school workshops and community sessions and is currently producing a Shakespeare-inspired festival in Tamworth as an Emerge Young Artist under The Mighty Creatives.
Image: © Bernard Davis 2015