“Nosebleed is the first time you feel alien to yourself, even as a child, so imagine how I felt, when this came out.”
Isaiah Hull’s Nosebleeds is visceral and raw, a voice far older than the poet’s young years, exploring family, life, and the real world. Hull’s writing is soul-searching and down to earth, Nosebleeds an exploration of expression, traversing emotion and form. It is hard-hitting poetry, written to be spoken aloud but making the transfer to the page with remarkable ease and clarity.
“Isaiah’s writing holds a weight and maturity unparalleled by anyone his age. He is the voice we all need to hear.”
– John Berkavitch
Isaiah Hull has supported Kate Tempest, Lemn Sissay and Skepta at major events for the BBC. Inspired by poet Saul Williams, author Philip Larkin and classical Greek tragedies, the Old Trafford writer and spoken word artist is one of the Roundhouse and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Words First finalists. He is a member of the young writers collective Young Identity, which was formed in Moss Side to encourage young adults and teenagers to express themselves and tackle world issues through poetry. His first slam poetry performance was at WORDCUP by Apples and Snakes, where he competed alongside artists from London, Leeds and Birmingham.
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