Yesterday, Laura Dockrill visited Bookarmy Towers to do some filming with us. For those of you who don’t know who Laura, aka Dockers MC, is, where have you been?
As well as appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 6, many UK national newspapers, this year she headlined Latitude Festival’s Poetry Arena.
Laura is a poet and illustrator and at only 23, she is a rising star. She has been compared to the likes of Quentin Blake, described as a poet for the ipod generation, charged with making poetry cool, and tipped by The Times as one of the top ten literary stars of 2008. The accolades just keep coming, but rest assured this isn’t hyperbole; this lady is really good. Not only is she an excellent performance poet, she’s also a lovely person with colourful clothes, who doesn’t mind in the least if it takes several takes to get a video clip just right.
If you want to see Laura in action we will be putting up our very first bookarmy author video next week. It features Dockers MC performing one of her own poems and then reading another piece by poet Lemn Sissay.
If you can’t wait until then, take a look at Laura in action at Latitude last year.