SHIELD – my poetry pamphlet

The cover to Jamie's poetry book, Shield. The image is made up of six horizontal stripes. The outside ones are white, and inside it goes yellow, pink, navy, turquoise (top to bottom). On the top white band in green it says "Jamie Hale" centrally with "Shield" in pink next to that. There is a white mask across the coloured bands. At the bottom on the white band it says "Verve Poetry Press" in pink

On the 14th Jan 2021, Shield – my first poetry pamphlet – will be published by Verve Press. Exploring my experience as a disabled person during the pandemic through a variety of voices, Shield has been described as: ‘These are arresting, heart-stopping poems lit with a rare intensity. Hale’s poems don’t pull any punches, they […]

NOT DYING (my solo show)

The picture has a dark background with white pinpricks that are stars. Jamie is lying in a hospital bed, bathed in piunk and blue light.

My solo show, NOT DYING, will be available on youtube until early August. It is poetry, death, comedy, sex, and the impetus to survive in the face of the odds. Let me know what you think! For a subtitled version, click HERE For an audiodescribed version click HERE

Dissembling Nature @ Deptford Literature Festival

Deptford Literature Festival Dissembling Nature Banner

I am very excited to be leading a workshop titled Dissembling Nature as a part of Deptford Literature Festival – it’s going to be great, and I really encourage you to book tickets (to everything else, as well!). I’ve been passionate about nature poetry for ages, and this is an opportunity to unpack the genre […]

NOT DYING

The picture has a dark background with white pinpricks that are stars. Jamie is lying in a hospital bed, bathed in piunk and blue light.

#NotDying is my first poetry show, and you have an exclusive chance to see it on the 6th June – don’t miss this

Wheeled – a poem for International Wheelchair Day

Wheeled I am wheeled. My weightin legs as flesh made solid ashalf dead and halfalive as weakness but I. I – my movement joy. Myleap up jagged kerbs. Myspeed. I trail people; walking –half running. Failing tocatch me. I keep going. I; after your hoursand blisters my battery runsI speed. I swerve. I keepon going. […]

CRIPtic & NOT DYING

A white person with dark red hair sits in a black electric wheelchair against a black background. They are wearing pink jeans and a leopard print jacket

I’m very excited to tell you that I’ll be bringing my solo show to the Barbican on the 11th and 12th October 2019, and curating a showcase of disabled artists to accompany it – see the CRIPtic website (link) I have been developing my solo show over a number of years, and in October 2018 […]

Future as Celebration: Transpose @ the Barbican

In a world that feels bleak, it is important not to accustom ourselves to living without the hope that we can build a better future.
At Transpose: The Future (Barbican Centre, 6th-8th Dec), a collection of trans artists come together to explore how this could be done, through mediums ranging from opera to electronica and poetry.
Tickets from £5 (conc) to £15 (standard).

NOT DYING: A creative residency

This autumn I will be running a creative residency at a London theatre, including offering free performance workshops for disabled artists on the themes of DISABLED JOY and WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE

Aseptic

Performed at the Saboteur Awards in May 2018, aseptic is a collaboration between poets Jamie Hale and Emily Robinson. Created in PechaKucha format, the piece uses found text and hospital imagery to explore the creation of value through living despite the diminishing of the disabled body to medical curiosity.