Mab Jones is a poet, comic, writer, and performer, under the umbrella title of "spoken word artist". Winner of the John Tripp Spoken Poetry Audience Award, and semi-finalist in the Funny Women and Radio 4 National Poetry Slam competitions, she is a performer who places emphasis on entertainment and audience enjoyment.
Mab is resident poet in the National Botanic Garden of Wales, as well as a comic poet well-known for her scurrilous and satirical outpourings. She has performed at Latitude, the Comedy Store, in the USA and Japan, as well as acted as support for television's Phill Jupitus at last year,'s and this year's, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has three books forthcoming - nature poems with Blackheath Books, performance poems with Burning Eye Books, and a third, of Wales-related verse.
She has supported many well-known poets and comics, amongst them John Hegley, Lucy Porter, Tony Law, and Joolz Denby. Funny and touching by turns, her work veers from the delightfully playful to the outrageously naughty; meanders cleverly through subjects social, amorous, irreverent, and relevant; is witty, satirical, saucy, dark at times, but always lively and infused with a sparkly sense of fun.
Mab has performed at company parties, music festivals, after dinner events, comedy nights, burlesque revues, literary evenings, charity galas, and more. She has read in pubs, theatres, night clubs, high class hotels, on a milk float, in a yurt, in a manor house, in a priory, on a double decker bus, and more; all around the UK, as well as in Japan and America, and can tailor her work to suit any event, whether it be private, business, social, or even anti-social!
Additionally, Mab writes for satirical Cardiff magazine "The Cheek"; has had a play performed in the Wales Millenium Centre (August 09); has run poetry workshops in schools, prisons, and in the general community; was resident writer on the Welsh National Opera songbus project (Winter 08); run the "Eroticake & Tea" writing group; represented Wales at the prestigious Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC(Summer 08); and has been featured on BBC Wales, Radio 4, and ITV television.
She holds an MA in English Literature and accepts literary commissions. Mab's first book, "Welsh Wool", is out later this year.
"She is fantastic!" BBC Radio
"A superb performance poet" Phill Jupitus "
"Mab is fab" Hugo Williams
"Mab introduces serious themes with turns of humour and has anatural ability to play with words, twist phrases and loves involving the audience. " Petersfield Herald
''Mab Jones .... had everyone in stitches with her unique and zaney style." Petersfield Post
''Mab took over the room almost instantly, proving to be a gifted and talented performer.' Petersfield Herald
"Love the courage & creativity. Great guest poet. ..... Guest natural, funny. .......Interesting and kept me entertained ........Excellent: Mab Jones witty, relevant, modern, vibrant. ..... interesting, intimate in her reminiscences."
Audience feedback at Write Angle January 2011 gig
"Excellent" - Metro
"Hilarious" - The Western Mail
"A real creative force" - Evening Post
"Fantastic!" - Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales
"Delightful comic verse, articulate and imaginative" - Three Weeks