Casey Bailey is a poet, spoken word performer, author, facilitator, rapper and secondary school senior leader, born and raised in Nechells, Birmingham. His work has seen him on stages up and down the country, and recently on the screen with BBC Three. Casey’s debut poetry pamphlet ‘Waiting at Bloomsbury Park’ is published by Big White Shed (2017). His first full collection ‘Adjusted’(2018) is published by Verve Poetry Press. Casey’s hip hop (with one grime track) EP can be downloaded from Mixtape Madness and Soundcloud.
His poetry has been accepted to feature in anthologies by The Emma Press and Verve Poetry Press, and been commissioned by the Local Government Association, the Birmingham Civic Society and a number of Arts’ Council England Funded projects. Casey has performed his poetry nationally at poetry nights, events and festivals across the UK, on BBC Television and Radio and at a number of events that are not specifically focused on poetry (Birmingham Heritage Week Launch, Birmingham City Council Annual Conference, Local Government Association Conference, numerous TEDx Events and more).
His passion for the development of himself and those from backgrounds of deprivation and inequality have seen him dedicate himself to supporting charities and community groups in and around inner-city Birmingham areas and achieving a degree, Post Graduate Qualification and Masters in Education.
Casey believes in two things passionately:
- The world is a place full of injustices, and we have to work against these injustices at all times.
- We can never allow the injustices of our present become excuses for our future.