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Damian O'Vitch



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.​

Published work

  • ‘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










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