Desree is a spoken word artist, writer and facilitator. Artist in residence for EMPOWORD, Desree explores intersectionality, justice and social commentary, occasionally throwing in a f*ckboy poem. Producer for both Word Up and Word Of Mouth, finalist in 2018’s Hammer & Tongue national final and TEDx speaker, she has featured at events around the UK and internationally, including at Glastonbury Festival 2019, Royal Albert Hall and Bowery Poetry New York. Following the sell-out of her debut collection I Find My Strength In Simple Things, Desree is being published by Burning Eye Books in May 2021.


Photo: Moses Baako


Poetry Café: Desree »

Lunchtime spoken word from Desree

Sun 14 March | 13:00 - 13:30 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Loops »

A selection of filmpoems

Sat 6 March - Wed 31 March | (All day) | FREE | StAnza Online

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

Enjoy a sneak peek of some of the highlights of StAnza 2021

Sat 6 March | 19:00 - 20:00 | FREE | StAnza Online