Saili Katebe (The Blissful Nomad) is a Member of the Sword Forge Collective 2022 – 2023.
Saili Katebe is a Zambian-born writer and performer based in South West England. Often writing under the pen name The Blissful Nomad, he uses poetry and theatre to exercise his curiosity and perfect the art of recklessness, challenging his language and its hidden music.
He co-hosts Bristol’s leading spoken word night Raise The Bar, is a BBC Poetry Slam runner-up, and a Milk Poetry Superslam winner. In 2019, he was the poet-in-residence for the SS Great Britain. He is signed to Nymphs & Thugs for their ‘LIVEwire x Lockdown’ project.
- BBC featured poem Portrait of the Poet as Protest [ watch it here ]
- Words First Finalist 2020.
- Signed to Nymphs & Thugs.
- Co-host of Raise the Bar.
- BBC Poetry slam Runner Up.
- Milk Poetry super slam Winner.
- Poet in Residence of the SS Great Britain (2019).
- Workshop facilitator.
- Longlisted for Best Collaborative Work (for their participation in The CandleLit Sessions) in the Saboteur Awards 2022.
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