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Lander


 MAKE MORE MISTAKES

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Lander


 MAKE MORE MISTAKES

Chris is one of the most captivating and inventive poets I have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with. The spectrum of emotions he can take you through in one poem alone is staggering, and his energy is totally contagious. He's the kind of poet who makes you think "damn, I wish I'd written that". And his choice of footwear is f***ing spectacular.

- Charley Genever

NOT THAT ONE


NOT THAT ONE


NOT THAT ONE

Chris Martin is a words person based in Oakham, UK. 

He began performing his work in December 2015, and since then has self-published a 'clumsy' collection of poems and prose (People Make Mistakes; Mistakes Make People), and a further pamphlet to accompany his show Rain Dance.

In April 2018 Chris was appointed Poet Laureate of the town of Stamford, which he insists means that he owns Stamford now. This tenure was extended in spring 2019 and will continue until Verse Festival 2020, further reinforcing his delusions that the town only exists to serve him.

When not saving the day-job, or stopping his daughters running into things, he writes and performs spoken word around the UK. Covering topics from glitter to depression, pandas to parenting, he applies the same restless eye and humour to every topic. 

In 2018 he began development of a solo spoken word show 'Rain Dance'; describing his experiences of mental health and burnout. With the help of many amazing collaborators that show is now occasionally appearing on stages. 

His writing has also been awarded by the Scottish Book Trust, featured in the Harper Collins English GCSE textbook, and as part of exhibitions in the Oxford Story Museum and Free Word Centre, London.

Sharing some bow-tie worthy words at Stoneworks in Peterborough.

Sharing some bow-tie worthy words at Stoneworks in Peterborough.

Writing fast on a poetry takeaway to celebrate the UK high street, in Stamford spring 2019

Writing fast on a poetry takeaway to celebrate the UK high street, in Stamford spring 2019