Jay Hulme is undoubtedly someone to watch. His talent is raw, fresh and new - and very exciting.

ANTHONY STEWART HEAD

(Actor)

Jay Hulme is a transgender performance poet from the UK. Born in Leicester and now residing in Bristol Jay creates poetry that draws on both his own experiences and observations, and more wider influences such as literature, politics, and the places he has lived in and visited.

 

In 2015 Jay's first solo collection, "The Prospect of Wings" was released under the pseudonym Pixie Hulme, and just over a year later, in October 2016 his second solo collection, "City Boys Should Not Feed Horses" was published. Signed and unsigned copies of both of these books are available to buy from his shop. In June 2016 three of his poems, "I am a Man", "Picture Quality", and "The Mastery of Men" were included in an anthology called "A Heartful of Fist", jointly published by Out-Spoken Press and The Poetry Society.

 

Jay doesn't often participate in poetry slams, disliking the competitive atmosphere, but in 2015 he entered and won the UK's biggest youth slam, SLAMbassadors UK, performing at the SouthBank Centre in London; and in 2016 he entered the Roundhouse Slam, reaching the final and performing on the Roundhouse's main stage.

 

Alongside these slams Jay has performed his work and run poetry workshops at numerous venues throughout the UK, including music festivals, theatres, pubs, libraries, and schools.