Dae Fletcher

Dae Andrew Fletcher is a young performance poet hailing from Southampton, and is a bit of a mess, really. They were first thrown into the poetry scene by somewhat accidentally winning the Wessex Schools Poetry Slam in 2014, going on from there to perform at 451, Say Something and Southampton’s very own literary festival, SO: To Speak. Dae has been described as “the voice of a generation” and “the stand-out performance of the night,” as well as several other much less publishable sentiments. Their work is sarcastic, awkward, and unabashed, examining an identity shaped by topics such as queerness, disability, and coming of age in a world that routinely denies their existence.