Mexican-British writer and performer, constantly experimenting with the possibilities of spoken word. International, intersectional and interdisciplinary. Using poetry to convey everyday realities that may remain untold in media; particularly about feminist and queer issues, cultural and countercultural shock, mental health and self-preservation.
Based in Leicester, frequenter of open mic events in the East Midlands and beyond. Proud Mouthy Poets alum. Part of the De Montfort University team at UniSlam 2019.
As a spoken word performer, they have opened for renowned artists such as Lydia Towsey, Caroline Bird, Hannah Swings, La JohnJoseph and Jamie Thrasivoulou. They have also been published on zines such as Mouthy Poets Queer Zine and The Black Flamingo Zine edited by Dean Atta and Ben Connors in association with Tate Britain. Two of their poems were featured in Welcome to Leicester, anthology edited by Emma Lee and Ambrose Musiyiwa for Dahlia Publishing.
Their debut poetry collection, Meanwhile, is out in October 2020, via Burning Eye Books.
For inquiries, gigs, projects, workshops and ideas, don’t hesitate to contact them on cynthiaescribe at gmail.com
Headshot by David Wilson Clarke.