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.