Thom Boulton was Poet Laureate for the City of Plymouth, UK (2016 - 2020). He is a regular performer in the South West of England, reading at Cross Country Writers, Wonderzoo, Plymouth Language Club, and The Port Eliot Festival. Over the past few years Thom has been involved in projects such as the Poppies:Wave artistic response, a robotic poetry collaboration with Volume AI, has sat on the panel for the Mayflower400 cultural bids, and co-produced a weekly poetry slot on Radio Devon during Lockdown. His debut poetry collection, 'Prima Materia' was published in 2018 by Waterhare Press, and his second collection, 'Gebo' was recently published by Shoals of Starlings Press.
What people say...
Clever, funny and a good delivery - Suzanne, audience member at The Port Eliot Festival.
A truly inspirational evening - Caroline, audience member at Wave of Words.
Thank you, we had a great night! My partner went last year and loved it so had to go again. Just wanted to say cheers for a fab evening. - James, audience member at The Darkly Woods Strikes Back!
...approachable and youngish - Norman Jope, tearsinthefence No.67 Winter/Spring 2018
This debut collection is by a way of an odyssey into the self, an exploration of an individual's journey through the dark to the light, taking in a wide range of materials and experiences. - Steve Spence, talking about Prima Materia
I love the diversity in Prima Materia. It feels like a magic carpet ride and also a self help book. There are poems for everyone going through anything. It's relatable, fluid and beautifully written. - Amazon Review of Prima Materia