Jemima is a writer, theatre-maker, performer and musician.
Shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Spoken Word Fellowship 2015, Jemima performs extensively across the country. All Damn Day, Jemima’s first collection of poetry, is published by Burning Eye Books.
Jemima has written many commissions including for the Tate Britain, the BBC, the Tate Modern and Latitude Festival. Her poetry film Mirror, commissioned by BBC Arts as part of their Women who Spit series, was available on iplayer for over a year. She has also appeared on Lynn Barber’s episode of Arts Night on BBC2 and on the Tate Modern: Switched on programme on BBC 2 in June 2016 with a poem especially written to celebrate the opening of the Tate Modern’s new wing.
Jemima’s debut poetry show Melody (co-written with and directed by Lucy Allan), won the spoken word award at Buxton Fringe Festival 2015 and was critically acclaimed at its run at the PBH Free Fringe at Edinburgh 2015, receiving several excellent reviews. Melody was runner-up in the Best Spoken Word Show category at the 2016 Saboteur Awards.
Melody is an Unholy Mess Production.
Jemima is also an experienced Workshop facilitator who works with children of all ages as well as with vulnerable adults.
Praise for Jemima Foxtrot
“The brilliant Foxtrot is the one to watch”
Observer New Review
“Jemima Foxtrot is refreshingly upbeat. Her stories of twenty-something life ring truer than your average performance poet. Not only that but it sounds great; the sonics trip off her tongue between snippets of singing in a truly unforgettable voice. Mark my words, we’ll be hearing a lot more more from her.”
“Jemima Foxtrot is a revelation…Her poetry is sharp and intelligent, delivered with confident, dramatic timing, and interspersed with song”
Write Out Loud
“Eloquent, warm, beautiful and tough. Astonishing”