What Is This?

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Rowan McCabe is a performance poet from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Aware that poetry isn’t a proper job, he decided to create his own and became the world’s first and only Door-to-Door Poet. Knocking on strangers’ houses, he asks what is important to them; he then goes away and writes a poem about it, bringing it back and performing it on their doorstep. Through this bold and arguably stupid act he asks: “Can anyone enjoy poetry?” and “Are strangers really as scary as they’re made out to be?”

Rowan also performs on stages as well as doorsteps. He’s appeared around the country at places like Glastonbury Festival and the Royal Albert Hall. To find out more about him and what he does visit www.rowanthepoet.com

“The most interesting contribution to cultural life from anyone in poetry recently”- Sophia Walker

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