Josie Alford is a Bristol-based poet and event host. She is part of the Hammer and Tongue Bristol family. Her poetry fuses the techniques of spoken and written poetry. Having just completed an MA in Creative Writing, she is currently working on publishing a poetry collection about the death of her father.

“Josie Alford is one of the new wave of spoken word performers; sassy, intelligent young women who knock the gatekeepers of ‘proper poetry’ off their dusty pedestals.”

-Lucy English