19 year-old Isaiah is a writer and spoken word artist from Old Trafford, Manchester and is one of the Roundhouse and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Words First finalists. Isaiah has been a member of Manchester’s young writers collective Young Identity since 2006.
Formed in Moss Side, Young Identity supports teenagers and young adults by using poetry as a means of expressing and exploring both local and global issues. Guided by senior poets, it was here that Isaiah learnt to translate his feelings into words through workshops at Manchester’s charity-run Contact theatre.
In 2016 alone, Isaiah supported Kate Tempest, Lemn Sissay and Skepta at high profile events for the BBC and BBC Radio 1xtra.
Isaiah Hull will be reading from his debut collection of poetry, Nosebleeds, published by Wrecking Ball Press, which reflects on growing into his skin, voice and identity.
Isaiah confronts belonging, place and race in his own inimitable style.