I Find My Strength in Simple Things by Desree
'Lyrical, narrative and reflective I Find My Strength in Simple Things is an important addition to the spoken word canon.’
Political, funny, heart-breaking, I Find My Strength In Simple Things is an exploration of growth, chaos and relationships. In homage to Desree’s spoken word performances, a majority of the poems are paired with QR codes, which link to films of the performances that made her. Desree invites us to care, explore and to find our strength with her, using thought-provoking one-liners and her incredible stage presence. I Find My Strength In Simple Things, will have you laughing and crying, as you are reminded the human experience is a messy one.
'I Find My Strength In Simple Things comes loaded with honesty, clarity, and the bottomless depth of a tremendous writer & performer applying her skills to create a collection of poems that battle racial and gender injustices, display self-empowerment, and aren't afraid to be chillingly sincere in an age of cynicism.'
- THE REPEAT BEAT POET
Desree is a spoken word artist, writer and facilitator based in both London and Slough. Currently Artist in Residence for poetry collective EMPOWORD, and an Ambassador for MQ; Mental Health Research Charity, Desree explores intersectionality, justice and social commentary, occasionally throwing in a f*ckboy poem.
Desree was shortlisted for both the performance and film category in 2020 and recipient of the 2019's Highly Commended Out-Spoken Performance Prize. Also the finalist in 2018’s Hammer & Tongue final and TEDx speaker, Desree has featured at events around the UK and internationally, including Glastonbury Festival 2019, Bowery Poetry Club New York, Royal Albert Hall and Sofar Sounds.
Go direct: www.iamdesree.co.uk/