Damian O'Vitch is a poet and musician who writes engaging, well-crafted, sometimes surreal work about contemporary life. He has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, The Isle of Wight Festival, WOMAD, Brighton Festival Fringe as well as at a range of other festivals and spoken word events in the UK.
He regularly performs and co-hosts at spoken word events and festivals in the South and elsewhere.
Damian has had his poetry - and non-fiction writing - published in print and online journals.
He has also worked with a range of community writing groups and events; facilitating writing workshops as well as running and co-hosting spoken word events.
Damian was a finalist in the 2016 and 2018 UK National Poetry Slam Finals.
‘Change is Natural’ a spoken word show commissioned for the Southampton Festival of Words Oct 2017
‘Warmth’, ‘Red Light Aardvark’ and ‘Straight to Horse’, published in Spilling Cocoa over Martin Amis 2017
‘Gallery Mum-to-Be’ and ‘Art in Every Sense’ published in The Beacon 2016,
‘Unexpected Item’ and ‘The Compromise’ published in The London Spoken Word Anthology 2016
‘We don’t speak’ published in iamnotasilentpoet 2016
‘The Pharoah’s Attendant’ published in ‘Story Places’ Arts by The Sea’ 2016.
“Damian O’Vitch is like the Euro ‘92 Danish Squad...but with poetry” - Elvis Mc Gonagall
"Damian's writing is clever and beautifully crafted” - Lucy Furlong