Jemima is a writer, theatre-maker, performer and musician who creates and performs extensively nationally and internationally.
All Damn Day, Jemima’s first collection of poetry, is published by Burning Eye Books.
Jemima is currently developing a dance and poetry piece, Bad Faith, with choreographer Tara D’Arquian.
Jemima has written commissions for the Tate Britain, the BBC, the Tate Modern, Latitude Festival and many more. Her poetry film, Mirror, was commissioned by BBC Arts as part of their Women who Spit series.
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. Melody was runner-up in the Best Spoken Word Show category at the 2016 Saboteur Awards.
Jemima is a founding member of Unholy Mess.
Melody and Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea are both Unholy Mess Productions.
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”