Aiysha Humphreys is a Member of the Sword Forge Collective 2022 – 2023.
Aiysha is a poet and artist from Cornwall, living in Bristol. They explore the heavy topics of mental illness, loss, queer and mixed heritage identity and oranges, whilst bringing humour and lightness to their work. Their poetry couples a gentleness with the articulate fury of a generation, equally at home at a DIY gig as it is at any major spoken word event.
Aiysha is a voice from the trembling darkness; a soft enchantment into a hard-lined world. As one of Bristol’s best loved rising stars, Aiysha’s shares parts of themselves in all it’s mess and glory. They have pressed their boots to the top of Bristol’s slam scene and performed at UK festivals Shindig and the Great Estate.
- 2022 BBC Words First cohort.
- Organiser of Poetry & EDs: Beat Fundraiser. A poetry event to raise money for eating disorder support charity Beat.
- Winner of the Bristol vs Weston slam 2022.
- Featured on BBC Bristol via BBC Upload.
- Performed at SoFar Bristol.
- Performed at Poetry Slam Greece.
- Featured in Edalia Day’s animated slam [ watch here ].
- Featured sets at Milk Poetry, That’s What She Said, Hammer & Tongue Bristol, Trans Pride South West, and Tonic.
- Featured artist at Winchesterfest 2020.
- Longlisted for Best Collaborative Work (for their participation in The CandleLit Sessions) in the Saboteur Awards 2022.
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