Spoz (real name Giovanni Esposito) is an award winning performance poet, singer / songwriter, film maker, playwright and is the poet-in-residence at Birmingham City FC.

Spoz has been seen on BBC Television, has been heard on BBC Radio Four, Radio Five Live, Radio West Midlands, Radio Coventry & Warwickshire, Radio Hereford & Worcs, Capital Gold and on toilets.

Spoz has performed at Glastonbury, Shambala, Cheltenham Lit Fest, Larmer Tree, Lakefest, Wychwood and other festivals, as well as in front of his mom.

Spoz was Birmingham’s Poet Laureate in 2006 / 7 which was nice. He works a lot with young people in schools, though likes to rough it a little with adults too.

Spoz manages and facilitates many school poetry slam projects, including The West Midlands, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and other regions nationwide.

“I would thoroughly recommend Spoz to bring poetry alive in your school” Sharon Taylor, Head of English, Birchensale Middle School, Worcestershire

Spoz was one of six ‘Bards of Brum’ in the 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, where he performed some of his poetry to an estimated audience of one billion people. Quite a big gig really!

Spoz has had a poetry collection and a graphic novel in poetry form published, both suitable for KS2 and KS3 students. “Spoz’s Shorts … and the Occasional Long One” and “Canalligator” are both available from Caboodle Books. He’s also been published by Verve Poetry – “Sometimes Angry” is not for kids and is available from Waterstones.