KnappChats Part Three – Cecilia Knapp in conversation with Toby Campion


KnappChats is Young People’s Laureate for London Cecilia Knapp’s series of conversations with writers whose work she loves. The series gives space to writers doing incredible things with their creativity from a range of perspectives, showcases different journeys into writing, and explores the power of writing.

In this edition of KnappChats, poet and playwright Toby Campion joins Young People’s Laureate Cecilia Knapp for a conversation about writing. They talk about Toby’s new play, how he got into poetry, the perceived distinction between page and performance poetry, and Toby shares one of his favourite poems. The video is subtitled.

Toby Campion is a poet, performer and playwright. He is the Director of UniSlam, and has reached the finals of the world poetry slam. His collection ‘Through Your Blood‘ is published by Burning Eye and was longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize, and highly commended in the Forward Prizes 2019. 


Published 22 June 2021