DEA British/Ghanaian writer and performance poet, Miss Yankey captivates people with her honest and heartfelt poetry which she often uses to advocate for the oppressed and silenced. She has captured the attention of audiences at London's Royal Albert Hall, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Parliament Square, the Tate Modern Gallery, the BBC, the Tower of London, Althorp Literary Festival, and Field Day to name a few. So far this year Miss Yankey has taken her poetry to Melbourne, Paris, Madrid, and Amsterdam impressing audiences along the way. Miss Yankey began writing poetry as a child and carried this love of writing into adulthood. Learning about the therapeutic benefits of poetry and creative writing, she founded Poetry Prescribed in 2017 which facilitates workshops in support of mental health and well-being.
An International Slam Champion, co-host and resident poet at The Chocolate Poetry Club, open mic host at Mind Over Matter, and member of London’s unrivalled FLO Poets; the Summer of 2019 sees the release of her anticipated book "More Than a Machine" - an honest account of one woman’s experience with mental illness. The poems in her candid collection express pain through relatable poetry - from dealing with anxiety, depression and PTSD, to sharing the heartbreak of losing loved ones to mental illness.
This publishing debut promises to propel powerful poetry into a fast-growing international audience of modern poets and fans of a poetic style that unapologetically evokes emotion, empathy, and inspires self acceptance through recovery stories.
Awards: Shortlisted twice as a finalist for national poetry competition 'Poetry Rivals', and nominated and shortlisted for the ‘Spoken Word Artist of The Year 2018’ at the Saboteur Awards.
Commissions: As a writer, Miss Yankey welcomes and has completed commissions for clients ranging from The Historic Royal Palaces to designer fashion brands; technology giants, charity organisations, and travel companies.
Upcoming book ‘More Than A Machine’ available soon. Sign up HERE for more information.