Rommi Smith is an award-winning poet, playwright, theatre-maker, performer and librettist. She is a three-time BBC writer-in-residence, broadcasting on programmes including Poetry Please, The Verb and Melvyn Bragg’s acclaimed series The Matter of the North. She was the inaugural British Parliamentary Writer-in-Residence and was inaugural Poet-in-Residence for Keats’ House, Hampstead. In 2018, she founded her own production company, 125TH& MIDNIGHT. Rommi is finalising her practice-led PhD, a re-reading of the classic black blues and jazz women, and is a Visiting Scholar at City University New York.
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