Joolz Denby has been a professional poet for forty years, and has judged several awards, including the new South East Arts Performance Poetry Bursary Award. Her work is featured in teaching aids for schools, notably Michael Rosen’s ‘Why Poetry?’ Video Package for poetry in schools ( U.K, Australia and New Zealand) and the Oxford University Press Headwork English Programme for GCSE, edited by Chris Culshaw and Jill Dodgson. Her poetry has been published by Virgin Books, Bloodaxe and Comma Press.
Joolz was involved in and featured on the BBC2 Education programme on Performance Poetry. She has written several novels – In 1998, she won The Crimewriter’s Association Award for New Crime Writer Of The Year with her novel Stone Baby. Her novel Billie Morgan was shortlisted for the Orange Prize For Literature. She has also released albums of her poetry set to music by Jah Wobble, Justin Sullivan, Mik Davis and her latest album, Crow, with renowned German composer Henning Nugel.