I’m a Spoken Wordsmith

I’m fuelled by words - including the spoken ones.

See how below, and if you wanna book me as a performance poet, I’m on mama@mamatokus.com

Here’s me!

This is how I introduce myself as a performance poet who LOVES music.

Listen out for all my funk & soul musical references (there's even a Sound of Music mention)


Here's one with my Loopstation about all the forgotten black ladies

All The Right Thoughts (in the wrong order)

Where I fuse Eric'n'Ernie'n'politics

Forked & Apples and Snakes

I've worked with the UK's foremost performance poetry agency, hosting the cream of the UK's spoken word scene. Check this Zoom poetry show (1hr) with Dizraeli & guests.

Lightning Birds

I just did a piece of sound-art for International Women's Day, as part of Soundart Radio's project.

It was 'a Game of Sonic Tag' where each of the 30 women responded to the previous lady's audio (without knowing what the rest sounded like).

It made a wonderful piece of sound art: moving, funny, sad, urgent. There are even dogs barking.

New! My poetry course

I've developed an online course to encourage you to write and perform spoken word.

It got a nice mention right here.

Interested? Get in touch.

The Big Read: Moby Dick

Me, Tilda Swinton, Stephen Fry and the then Prime Minister David Cameron each read a chapter of Herman Melville's classic, in a major project that got global (and Guardian) coverage.

I did Chapter 13, Wheelbarrow. And I got to say fo'castle properly

Real Lady

My cheeky parody of an Eminem rap, addressing how those nasty magazines encourage we ladies to fit an impossible image of femininity.

TRIGGER WARNING: I use rude words and adult imagery. So there.

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