James Massiah

(United Kingdom)

James Massiah is a poet & musician from South London, UK whose work explores ideas about sexuality, mortality & hedonism through performance, writing & visual media. His ongoing series of New Poems is released in volumes and details his day-to-day experiences of life, love and labour in London.

He has been commissioned to produce work for the BBC and the Guardian as well as featuring in campaigns for Dior, Nike, Lotus and more . He has performed readings of his work at the Tate Modern, the Courtauld, the Institute of Contemporary Arts & the Houses of Parliament & been profiled in Vogue, Dazed, i-D & GQ. He has also curated events for Boiler Room & hosts a monthly show on NTS Radio.

James also runs the poetry night Adult Entertainment, which features poets and guests from various creative disciplines reciting their work, as well as the writing salon and workshop series Adult Education.

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