Lytisha is a Nottingham, UK based poet, performer, film maker, editor and educator. Artistic director of Poetry Aloud presents: delivering hybrid in-venue and via Zoom curated stages and workshops for all ages.

Lytisha’s poetry ranges from the quiet and reflective, through to political anti-austerity and anti-bigotry, via the 69 bus. Her work can be found in several anthologies, and on-line performances, alongside her pamphlets: A Backpack on his Backpack published 2019 by Poetry Aloud. Every Last Biscuit published 2017 by Green Feather Books.

Photo Credit Martin Dean, Lytisha at Edinburgh Festival 2019

Performances include: Edinburgh Fringe, Splendour Festival, Nottingham Poetry Festival, Inspire Poetry Festival, and Buxton Festival. Internationally: Speakeasy, Brussels, Poetry Live, Auckland and Inside Out, Ponsonby, New Zealand.

She is a member of DIY poets, and World Jam: Nottingham’s global poetry and music collective. She produces events as Poetry Aloud at festivals.

Lytisha’s short stories have been published in various anthologies including Write Like a Girl, Monster, and Visual Verse.

The Gregory Book with Michelle ‘Mother’ Hubbard and the Mayor of Grantham

Her short play Gone Fishing was first performed in April 2016, and her poetry was incorporated into the play Just Cuckoos by Emerging Perspectives theatre company 2016.

A Journey Inside is a spoken word and contemporary music score written by Lytisha and premiered in collaboration with CoMA at the National Contemporary Music Festival 2018, and was performed at Nottingham Poetry Festival 2018.

Editing credits include:

World Jam Anthology (Green Feather, 2019)

Black Balloon (Launderette Press, 2016)

To book Lytisha for readings, workshops, or commissions, please contact us via the contact page or at: info@lytishapoet.co.uk