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Brumm by Jasmine Gardosi (featured). Image: Bernard Davis

Jasmine Gardosi

Jasmine Gardosi is a spoken word poet who uses manipulation of voice, body and audience to explore themes of gender, LGBTQ identities and mental health. A multiple slam champion and Birmingham Poet Laureate finalist, she has featured on BBC Radio, Button Poetry and at Glastonbury Festival. Her debut pamphlet ‘Hurtz’ was published by the award-winning Verve Poetry Press in May. ‘A Positive Life’, the sexual health show she co-created with Autin Dance Theatre, is in its fourth year of development and touring.

Jasmine's Jerwood Bursary will enable her to receive one-to-one beatbox coaching as well as funded time to rehearse, write and experiment with combining poetry and beatboxing. Through this development, she will create new pieces of work that fuse the elements of both practices, and use this new skillset to explore further crossovers between music and spoken word.

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