Dominic JP Nelson-Ashley is firmly established as a spoken-word artist who delivers consistently electrifying performances.
His poetry has been commissioned by the BBC. He has performed at the World’s longest running online literary festival. He has appeared on ITV discussing the impact of the Windrush Generation, Black Lives Matter and the power of Education.
He has been a guest lecturer at Teesside University and he curated and edited ‘Our Place, Our History’ – An Anthology of Black and Asian British Northern-based poets.
Always entertaining and thought-provoking.
His work frequently tackles the issues of fatherhood, chat up lines, role models, celebrity culture, mental health and spending his teenage years in a Middle England town.
‘Poetry to remember, full of the rhythms of living music and lived experience, all in a genuine voice with images and words that resonate long after the page is turned or the performance over. Dominic JP Nelson-Ashley has something to say and he does it with both exuberant verve and studied craft.’ Andy Willoughby.
‘Brilliant poetry collection. Full of belters. Witty wonderful poems.’ Francesca Beard.
‘Original Soundtrack is a book to read back stage, in the near dark by the curtains, smoking a last cigarette before walking directly out into the light. It’s a book of rhythm and rebellion, part biography and part scratched vinyl. It’s a roar of a read, poetry that teaches us to remember our feet, and to dance.’ Joelle Taylor.
‘Original Soundtrack explores a life lived through and punctuated by music, linking the personal with the collective, these poems have an energy and vibrancy drawn from the Ska, Funk and Soul tracks that inspired them, and move between protest and social commentary to comic observations to celebratory odes and tender elegies.’ Bob Beagrie.
His books can be found at BOOKS.