I’m Carol Robson a Spoken Word/Poet and Comedy performer from Yorkshire who is also an Out and Proud Lesbian.
I went to University as a mature student and after I graduated my life changed for the better.
I’ve been involved with Equality and Diversity work to help the LGBT community and I also enjoy working on issues for older people through my involvement with Age UK at a national level. Also trying to get as much as I can out of life despite my disability of nearly 30 years
I started writing again in 2009 and I’m passionate on issues of gender, disability, sexuality, ageing and real life, hence ‘Just Saying How It Is’.
It is great to hear that people love my poetry and my life has been enhanced by the many friends I have made through the performance poetry side of my life.
In 2014 I performed my one woman show Finding Me(Take Me s I Am) at Greater Manchester Fringe, Buxton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe where I received a 4 star review from BoadwayBaby.com
In 2015 I performed my show Just Saying How It is at Greater Manchester Fringe and in 2016 at Great Yorkshire Fringe in York and Camden Fringe in London.
In October 2015 I performed with Rory Pilgrim and Robyn Haddon the performance of The Open Sky in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, this was around intergenerational words and my poetry.
In Oct 2017 I performed my spoken word and comedy show in the holiday resort of Kalamaki on the island of Zante.
2018: Highlights have been performing at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival, also in September I performed at the Harms of Hate event at the Magna Science park in front of 600 Rotherham school children, at which I performed my specially written for the event poem No Labels.
This 70 years young Says How It Is has performed at many venues from Brighton to Edinburgh and looks forward to performing my spoken word/poetry/comedy with attitude at many more in the future.
My collection Words of Darkness and Light was published by Thynks Publications Ltd as a second edition in Sept 2014.
I’ve been published in several anthologies and literary journals, which include:
Route57 University of Sheffield Literary Journal and the Australian online journal: Polari Journal
Home Sweet Home Published by United Press 2012
The Survivor’s Guide to Bedlam Published by Brian Wrixon Books Blurb.com 2012
The Blue Max Review Published by Rebel Poetry 2012
Loose Muse. Anthology of New Writing by Women Autumn 2013. Published by Morgan’s Eye Press
Bards of Blidworth. Thynks Publications Ltd 2014
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© Carol Robson 2010-19