Jill Abram is director of Malika's Poetry Kitchen, a collective encouraging craft, community and development. She grew up in Manchester, travelled the world and now lives in Brixton. Her day job, which was more often an evening job, was in radio, specialising in making sound effects for comedy programmes. Jill regularly performs her poems in London and occasionally beyond, including at Ledbury Poetry Festival, in Paris and in the USA, and was runner up in the StAnza slam in 2017. Publications include The Rialto, Magma, The Well Review and New Boots & Pantisocracies. Jill produces and presents a variety of poetry events and she created and curates the Stablemates series of poetry and conversation.
Photo: Jo Bell