Rommi Smith

Rommi Smith is a poet and playwright, who works to fuse spoken word and music together. A spellbinding, dynamic and powerful performer, Rommi works in collaboration with dancers, music producers and musicians, as well as with her own band, to create a synthesis of lyrical spoken and sung word. Rommi has been commissioned to create new work which has been broadcast extensively on various media and she has held numerous residencies in England and abroad, including BBC Music Live, the Commonwealth Games, BBC Radio 3’s Africa Season and as Poet in Residence at California State University in Los Angeles for the British Council. Rommi was appointed Parliamentary Writer in Residence in 2007. It is the first time that a Parliamentary Writer in Residence has been appointed. Rommi’s first poetry collection was called Moveable Type. Her chapbook of poems, a selection from her forthcoming second collection, Mornings and Midnights, inspired by the lives of jazz divas, was selected as a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice in 2006.


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