Harry Baker


A poem for pole dancers who can’t say no

Two poems about the importance of saying “No” and “Why not”. They encompasses the first week at university, pole-dancing, Weston-Super-Mare and appreciating the feeling of fleece.

Harry Baker (http://www.harrybaker.co/) has always loved words. He’s been blessed enough to travel round the world with them, winning the Poetry Slam World Cup in 2012 and currently using a maths degree as an excuse to live in Germany and find heaps more new words to play with. With two 5-star Edinburgh Fringe festival shows under his belt, his latest milestone is his 2014 book, The Sunshine Kid.

Biography published 2015

His performance of ‘ a love poem for lonely prime numbers’ at TEDxExeter 2014 is featured on TED.com

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