Katherine Shirley is a native Londoner (UK) and near-constant writer of verse, short stories, situation comedy, lyrics and the odd truly awful joke. Often to be found clutching a notepad and pen perched on the top of a bus, grimacing over speed-bumps and scribbling away, in recent years she has had the pleasure of seeing some of her work brought to life both on stage and in print. Katherine is fast making a name for herself on the London performance poetry scene, appearing regularly on Tuesday nights at Poetry Unplugged, downstairs at The Poetry Café in Covent Garden. She has also appeared at Farrago (the longest running poetry slam in Europe), at Howl and Scowl in Hampstead, and has performed as a featured poet at the Stockwell Festival 2011, at the Word Café in Teddington and as a guest poet on the Julie Mullen Mad House show for Kingston Hospital Radio. More information about Katherine and examples of her writing may be found on her WordPress page: www.katherineshirley.wordpress.com
Dedicated follower of fashion The modern dandy is a scruff Whose clothes can never cost enough On public transport he refrains From standing up (to crease his jeans) His hair is gelled to stay in spikes For fear of flatness he dislikes To wash or brush it, he disdains He stares in windows while on trains To check that nothing is in place For tidiness would mean disgrace! And should it ever come to pass That he displayed a bit of class? He never more could slouch among The truly fashionable throng. Copyright Katherine Shirley 2007
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Published by Poems Underwater (12/07/2013)
'Soul Vomit' Anthology now available (15/12/2012)
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