My name is Casey Bailey, and I decided today that having the about section of my website written in the third person is weird. I am a writer, performer and educator born and raised in Nechells, Birmingham. I have been blessed to performed nationally and internationally, spend some time on a residency with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and teach, facilitate and lead up and down the country. My debut poetry pamphlet ‘Waiting at Bloomsbury Park’ was published by Big White Shed (2017). My first full collection of poetry ‘Adjusted’ (2018) was published by Verve Poetry Press. My music EP ‘Progression‘ can be downloaded from Mixtape Madness and Soundcloud.

My poetry has appeared in a number of places, including the following anthologies:

Second Place Rosette: Poems About Britain – The Emma Press.

Eighty Four: Poems on Male Suicide, Vulnerability, Grief and Hope – Verve Poetry Press

Tipton Tales – Multistory.

I have been commissioned by various organisations, including:


Town Hall Symphony Hall

Birmingham Civic Society

West Midlands Combined Authority

The Local Government Association

I have performed at numerous events and festivals, including:

Loud Poets – Edinburgh

A Lovely Word – Liverpool

Mipim 2019 – Cannes, France

Find The Right Words – Leicester

Word Wise – Derby

Poetry is Dead Good – Nottingham

TEDxWandsworth – London

Verve Poetry Festival – Birmingham

National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance Conference – Birmingham

To find out more… Dive in. Get at me if you have any questions.

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