Jemima blends powerful, sonic heavy poetry about modern life with snippets of her favourite artists’ songs – as well as her own – in a belting singing voice that will knock you for six.
Shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Spoken Word Fellowship 2015, Jemima performs extensively across the country. Her poetry film Mirror, commissioned by BBC Arts as part of their Women who Spit series, is available iplayer. She has also appeared on Lynn Barber’s episode of Arts Night on BBC2.
Jemima’s debut poetry show Melody, won the spoken word award at Buxton Fringe Festival 2015 and was critically acclaimed at its run at the PBH Free Fringe at Edinburgh 2015, receiving several 4 star reviews. Melody will tour the UK this year.
Jemima has performed in the Barbican main hall as part of Doug Aitken’s Station to Station project alongside poetry legends including Simon Armitage and Don Paterson for a special concert curated by and featuring Beck.
Burning Eye Books will publish Jemima’s debut poetry collection later this year.
Jemima is also an experienced Workshop facilitator who works with children of all ages as well as with vulnerable adults.
“The brilliant Foxtrot is the one to watch” Observer New Review
“Jemima Foxtrot is refreshingly upbeat. Her stories of twenty-something life ring truer than your average performance poet. Not only that but it sounds great; the sonics trip off her tongue between snippets of singing in a truly unforgettable voice. Mark my words, we’ll be hearing a lot more from her.” Luke Wright
“Jemima Foxtrot is a revelation…Her poetry is sharp and intelligent, delivered with confident, dramatic timing, and interspersed with song” Write Out Loud
“Eloquent, warm, beautiful and tough. Astonishing” Mik Artistik