Vanessa Kisuule is a writer, performer, burlesque artist and general empress of blag based in Bristol. She has won over ten slam titles including The Roundhouse Slam 2014, Hammer and Tongue National Slam 2014 and the Nuoryican Poetry Slam. She has been featured on BBC iPlayer, Radio 1, and Radio 4's Woman's Hour, The Guardian, Blue Peter, Sky TV, Don't Flop and TEDx. She has performed up and down the country and internationally at Glastonbury, Vienna, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Bangladesh and New York. Her debut poetry collection Joyriding The Storm was published in 2014 (Burning Eye Books) and A Recipe for Sorcery, in 2017 (Burning Eye Books). She was the recipient of The Jerwood Micro Arts Bursary in 2017 and her one woman show SEXY is currently on tour, with the support of Arts Council Engand. She has been appointed Bristol City Poet 2018 - 2020.