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Jamie Hale

Image: Person with blue hair against a black background. Their face is partially in shadow but you can tell they are wearing glasses. They are wearing a black t-shirt reading “PISS ON PITY” and their head is resting on a wheelchair headrest. 

Contact Jamie: hale.jamie.r at gmail.com

My name is Jamie Hale and I am a disabled poet, writer, and researcher based in London, UK. My work explores the embodiment of queer, trans, and disabled experience, in/visible subjectivity, the meaning of disability, and the reality of life with severe impairments and gender dysphoria. As a wheelchair user dependent on various tubes and machines, I am interested in the automation of the body and the regeneration of identity. 

I have written for the GuardianNew Statesman, Rooted in Rights, Poetry Quarterly, and others. I have also performed as a poet at the Barbican Theatre, London, and the Tate Modern amongst other venues. I have upcoming performances at Invisible Fest and the Saboteur Awards. I am applying for Arts Council funding for workshops and open mic nights for D/deaf and disabled writers, and am creating a poetic residency scheme at a London hospital.

You can find Jamie at their website, Facebook, and Twitter @jamierhale

Recent clips: 

Rooted In Rights, February 2018: How Life-Sustaining Medical Care Can Trigger Memories of Sexual Violence

The Guardian, July 2017: We are told we are a burden. Legalising assisted suicide would further devalue our lives

Reviewed in Plays to See: Transpose

Jamie is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, and reported features

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference, AAC

Languages: English, Spanish (Intermediate/Advanced)

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