I Did It Too by Deanna Rodger
This much anticipated debut collection from Deanna Rodger demonstrates a remarkable ability to craft timeless poems. I Did It Too collects poems written over a decade that embody the
politics of state and person, the city to the universe.
Featuring commissions from St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and Guardian News and well known poems such as Cog and Being British and the startlingly abrupt Nowadays.
I Did It Too is a public admittance, a powerful statement at a dramatic moment of history.
Deanna Rodger is an international writer, performer and facilitator. She co-curates two leading spoken word events: Chill Pill and Come Rhyme With Me and is on the board of Safe Ground.
Accolades include: ELLE UK’s '30 inspirational women under 30', The Female Lead’s '20intheir20s', Cosmopolitan’s 'No.1 trailblazing woman', youngest UK Poetry Slam Champion (Farrago 2007/8)
Previous international performances and workshops include: San Miguel Poetry festival (Mexico), Canada (British Council/Shakespeare lives), Beirut (Roundhouse), South Africa (Connect ZA and Roundhouse), Zimbabwe and Sudan (both British Council).
She teaches the Writing Poetry for Performance module with Benjamin Zephaniah at Brunel University and is a tutor at School of Communication Arts ('The most successful ad school in the world').
Currently in development with EARTH: The Show (written with Gemma Rogers).
Check out her creative experiment Matter - www.thisismatter.com