Jude Yawson

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Jude is a multi-disciplinary writer of essays, articles, poetry and film reviews. In 2018, Jude became an author, co-writing and editing Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far with Stormzy and the #Merky team. He has also contributed an essay entitled ‘Existing as a Black person living in Britain’ to SAFE : On Black British Men Reclaiming Space, an anthology edited by Derek Owusu.

Jude is also the editor of the BBC Contains Strong Language x Asian Network scheme poetry anthology Use Words First.

Jude’s recent projects including writing a poem for one of the Art Fund’s Museum Of The Year Winners. The poem was filmed and performed by friends of the gallery and the film featured on BBC One’s The One Show. Jude also contributed an article to the South London Gallery entitled ‘The Communal Necessity Behind Black Works of Art’, and hosted a short series of interviews with the National Literacy Trust.


Rise Up

In three years Stormzy has risen from one of the most promising musicians of his generation to a spokesperson for a generation. Rise Up is the story of how he got there. It’s a story about faith and the ideas worth fighting for. It’s about knowing where you’re from, and where you’re going. It’s about following your dreams without compromising who you are.

Use Words First

Use Words First is a collection of 12 poets from Words First brought together in this brilliant anthology edited by Jude Yawson, co-writer of Stormzy’s Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far and contributor to the SAFE anthology edited by Derek Owusu.

Exploring themes of identity, connectivity and mobilisation, Use Words First brings together eclectic styles and people all exploring humanity in their own unique ways. This is a snapshot of some of the struggles, inspirations and muses of young Britain today expressed through poetry that spans from the personal to the political and is always full of beauty and power.