Derwent is a performance poet; a veteran of more than 300 poetry slams plus several of the more violent poetry splats. He won national acclaim with his poem Why Is Every Other Poet A Cat Obsessed Feminist With Nothing To Say About Feminism Except Cats? and Oh Good Another Poem Where You Look Really Clever And Some Bloke Looks Like A Prick, each of these winning the prestigious Bumgartner Award in 2006 and 2008.
He was, however, asked to give up the chair of the Hampstead and Highgate Poetry Circle when he published his epic thousand-line elegy on performance art, You Do Realise Nobody Listens To This Shit Poetry Except Other Shit Poets And Why Does Nobody Even Bring Fucking Biscuits?
At the moment Derwent is in the middle of constructing a 2000-piece Airfix model of Michael Legge which, when finished, will take pride of place in the fountain of the London School For Very Unlucky Children. He has lost a bit of the left inner thigh under the fridge and, while he waits for someone to move the appliance sometime in early September, he’s writing for Fringepig.
Welcome aboard, Derwent!