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My debut spoken word / poetry collection is called ‘Original Soundtrack’.
Skin bleaching, black fatherhood, chat up lines, role models, celebrity culture, nature vs nurture and music are just some of the topics covered in the collection.
‘Original Soundtrack is a book to read back stage, in the near dark by the curtains, smoking a last cigarette before walking directly out into the light. It’s a book of rhythm and rebellion, part biography and part scratched vinyl. It’s a roar of a read, poetry that teaches us to remember our feet, and to dance.’ Joelle Taylor
‘Original Soundtrack explores a life lived through and punctuated by music, linking the personal with the collective, these poems have an energy and vibrancy drawn from the Ska, Funk and Soul tracks that inspired them, and move between protest and social commentary to comic observations to celebratory odes and tender elegies.’ Bob Beagrie
‘Just devoured this brilliant poetry collection on the train back from Stockton – full of belters – thank you
@DJPNelsonAshley for your witty, wonderful poems.’ Francesca Beard
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