Matt Abbott Poet

Eyup! I am a Wakefield born spoken word artist and creative practitioner. My main themes are based around socio-political commentary and kitchen sink realism, and I’m available for spoken word bookings worldwide, as well as commissions and workshops.

I’m doing a full run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe with my show ‘Two Little Ducks’, which is on sale here. The show runs from 3-27 August (part from Monday 14), and takes place at Underbelly Cowgate.

In 2013 I co-founded A Firm Of Poets, and in 2015 I formed Nymphs & Thugs. I’m an ambassador for Trinity Homeless Projects and CRIBS International; Poet-in-Residence at the National Coal Mining Museum for England; and a resident CP at The Hepworth Wakefield.

As a CP, I deliver workshops for a wide range of groups and organisations. This involves both formal and non-formal sessions across a range of ages and backgrounds, which can be bespoke to each booking.

From 2007-2013, I fronted alternative pop act Skint & Demoralised, through which my lyrics received global critical acclaim. I’ve been a political activist since my spoken word career began in 2006, and am a loyal member of the Labour Party.