Deanna Rodger has been integral to the progression of performance poetry and spoken word in the U.K, especially in London where she has made a name for herself as part of the poetry collectives Keats House Poetry Forum and the popular poetry events Chill Pill and Come Rhyme With Me. Deanna currently teaches the Writing Poetry for Performance module with Benjamin Zephaniah at Brunel University, writes for the Young Vic (Now We Are Here 2016, Sing Before You Speak Again 2017) and was named one of the ’30 most inspirational women under 30′ by ELLE UK. Her first collection of poetry, I Did It Too, celebrating a decade of work, is out in August 2017 (Burning Eye Books).