Jasmine Gardosi is the 2016 Cheltenham Poetry Festival Slam Champion, Mix It Up Midlands Slam Champion 2015 and one of the winners of the International Pangaea Poetry Slam 2015. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, was shortlisted for Birmingham Poet Laureate 2016/18 and placed as a finalist for the Out-Spoken Poetry Prize for Performance in 2017 and 2015.
As a former BBC Arts Young Creative she has produced short-form film content including How To Be A Poet With Dyslexia.
Jasmine has since worked as a Poet in Residence for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, directed a Shakespeare-inspired youth arts festival in Tamworth Castle Grounds in April under the Mighty Creatives, and is currently collaborating with Autin Dance Theatre on a sexual health show combining dance and spoken word.
Jasmine is interested in taboo, its deconstruction and its power over language.
Since delivering a talk at TEDxBrum’s International Women’s Day 2014 exploring the taboo surrounding menstruation, she continues to run workshops that combine creativity with sex education and other awkward topics. She runs West Midlands Poets’ Place, as well as regular school and community workshops.