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Reece Williams

Reece Williams is a towering presence on the UK’s northern spoken word and poetry scene. He joined poetry collective Young Identity in 2007, performing across the UK and internationally with the likes of Saul Williams, Kae Tempest, The Last Poets and the late Amiri Baraka.

His debut poetry collection This Kind of Black (Spring 2025), was enabled by Arts Council England funding, and residencies with spoken word charity Apples and Snakes. Reece Williams is developing This Kind of Black into a theatre show, funded by Jerwood Arts New Work Programme. An early incarnation of this show sold out at HOME in Manchester and The Storyhouse, Chester. His writing has been commissioned by The Guardian, Penguin Books, and more.

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