In his next life, Pete wants to be a greenfinch...
An autobiographical piece of poetry and performance that explores how we make sense of memories and the past, and how we can be shaped as people by the lands and hills we walk across.
Phoenix Art Space Brighton, 13-21 May 2022.
BRIDPORT PRIZE 2021: SHORTLIST
Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize for Poetry 2021
for Porridge Face
"The Bridport Prize is one of the most prestigious awards in the literary world, passionate about discovering creative writing talent from around the world. Previous winners include the novelist Kate Atkinson MBE, Kit de Waal and Kelleigh Greenberg- Jephcott. Former judges include Monica Ali, Roger McGough and Zoe Heller."
ONCE AND FUTURE 2019
The Land is sick.
Our stories will serve us.
Conflict is all around. And within. And between us.
What will it take to bring peace?
Will we fall into tyranny?
Will magic be the tool of the manipulator?
Will the warrior within slip into submission or get nasty?
Will we turn from the love that connects us?
A battalion gathers to face their own conflicts and face each other. Who knows what will play out in the arena of battle? And what will make you join the fight?
This was a collaborative performance piece exploring personal journeys and quests through archetypes and the Arthurian myth. Facilitated by Michael James Parker and performed at Brighton Open Air Theatre May 2019.
HAMMER & TONGUE REGIONAL FINALIST 2018
2018 regional finalist for Hammer and Tongue. Performed at the Royal Albert Hall in June 2019.
First stand up poetry show, exploring shame and anxiety. Blurb below:
"Ever felt ashamed? Ever wanted the ground to swallow you whole? You're not alone.
Poet & comedian Pete Strong explores the history of shame: his own, the shame of being a man, and simply the shame of being alive."
Performed at Brighton Fringe 2018.