Jay was a winner of SLAMbassadors, the UK’s biggest youth slam, in 2015. In 2016, he was a finalist in the Roundhouse Poetry Slam. As a performance poet, his work often reflects his experiences as a young, working class, transgender man.
Jay recently contributed a selection of poems to an anthology for young people, created as a collaboration between Otter-Barry Books and Pop-Up Projects. The anthology will be used as part of an in-school literacy festival in 2018. Jay’s work can also be found published in other anthologies including “A Heartful of Fist”, published jointly by Out-Spoken Press and the Poetry Society, and in his two solo collections, “The Prospect of Wings” (2015) and “City Boys Should Not Feed Horses” (2016).
Jay currently performs across the UK, in venues as diverse as theatres, pubs, and various flats and offices courtesy of Sofar Sounds.
“Jay Hulme is undoubtedly someone to watch. His talent is raw, fresh and new - and very exciting.” - Anthony Stewart Head.