We sent interview forms out to our artists, and we’ll be sharing their stories here on the blog. Next up:
How did you get into poetry/ spoken word?
Via stand-up comedy and cabaret
Who are your influences/ idols?
Bill Bailey, Benjamin Zephaniah, Julie Mullen, Matt Harvey, Jo Brand
What’s the one thing you’d like people to know about your work?
I have won awards for my page poetry as well as my performance work
What advice would you give to someone starting out in spoken word/ performance poetry?
Remain true to yourself. Go to as many live performances as you can
Who are you looking forward to seeing/ what are you looking forward to doing at the Festival?
Neneh Cherry, Lauryn Hill, Hozier, Jo Brand, John Hegley
Have you been to Glastonbury Festival before?
What’s your stand-out memory of the Festival?
Winning the Poetry Slam 2017, dancing naked on stage c1993, surviving the muddy years
What’s the one thing you simply must bring with you to the Festival?
What advice would you give someone visiting the Festival for the first time?
Try and stay grounded in all the madness
Have you performed at Glastonbury Poetry&Words before?
In the slam
What’s your standout memory of performing at the Glastonbury Poetry&Words stage?
Winning the slam 2017
What advice would you give someone performing here for the first time?
Be 100% yourself
What words would you use to describe your work/ your act?
performance poetry, stand-up poetry
What do you like best about doing whatever you call whatever it is that you do on stages?
I love to make people laugh, and cry
Anything else you’d like to tell us?
I am very excited about being part of the Poetry and Words stage, I have found it such a haven of truth and safety in recent years when it all gets a bit mad, and the lineup this year is pretty stellar! I will be bringing copies of my four poetry collections for folks to take home with them, and chocolate to share 🙂
You can see Jackie Juno at 16:35-17:00 Sunday at the Glastonbury Poetry&Words stage. Read our previous article about her here.