The data poet: thinking about health inequity through poetry

Mr Gee, Poet & Radio Presenter


Mr Gee performing at the Genomics England Research Summit (4th May 2022) within the 'The superpowers found in missing data in genomics' session.


 

Mr Gee has been a veteran on the UK's Spoken Word scene for two decades. Perhaps best known as the "Poet Laureate" on Russell Brand's SONY award-winning Radio show, he has toured the world with the comedian many times. He has delivered two Tedx talks and his work has featured in the Times, The Guardian & the New Statesman. He's presented several radio series: "Bespoken Word", "Rhyme & Reason" & "Poetic Justice" all on BBC Radio 4, the latter of which focused on the extensive rehabilitation work that he does in prisons. He’s an advisor for the Prison Mentor & Trainee charity Switchback and he currently co-hosts the podcast called "The Magic Number".


Mr Gee was a host for the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Forum in London. He starred in the West End show “Into the Hoods” (as the “Poet”) which won the What'sOnStage's Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Ensemble Performance. He was also a featured guest on Akala's BAFTA nominated BBC 2 programme "Poetry Between the Lines" and his poetry launched the 2020 Heads-Up FA Cup Finals. He has created a digital art-piece called “Bring Me My Fire Truck” for the Open Data Institute which was showcased at the Tate Britain for their 2020 “Blake Now” series.