Mark Grist

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Mark Grist

Mark Grist went from being an English teacher to defeating a grime artist in a ‘student vs teacher’ rap battle that has attracted over 5 million hits on YouTube. Since then he has been on two national tours, appeared on the telly and has won several awards for his online videos. He’s been hailed as all sorts – from a “Poetry standout”(Financial Times) to a “YouTube sensation” (The Sun) and even an “unlikely heart-throb” (Guardian). He’s currently producing a film based upon his experiences with Studio Canal and is working on a new comedy/spoken word show with Tim Clare called ‘Only you Can Save Poetry.’