Dominic Berry is a Manchester based performance poet. He made his first professional poetry work, 'Lovely Fruit Salad', as an Artist in Residence at Contact in 2007. From there, his work has taken him to gigs in Germany, France, The Netherlands and USA, and tours of Canada, India, New Zealand and Australia. His awards include winning Manchester Literature Festival's Superheroes of Slam and New York's Nuyorican Poetry Café Slam. In 2016 he made his performance debut at Glastonbury Festival and his TV appearances include BBC's Greg & Celia's Festivals Highlights and Channel 4's My Daughter the Teenage Nudist.
Firmly established as Manchester's premier Queer Vegan Poet, Dominic Berry is renowned for his eloquent yet uncompromising stage shows and a desire to confront inequality.
No Tigers includes a series of poems detailing his experiences whilst working in India, plus many of the poems featured in the internationally touring show 'Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm'.
Includes a Foreword by Jack Nicholls.
"These poems make my face hurt from smiling too much. My stomach hurt from laughing too long. And then some of them just make me hurt. Honest, real, sometimes brutal... you know these poems. You've lived them. You just never thought it possible to describe it all so perfectly." - Sophia Walker, BBC Slam Champion
"Hilarious and moving, Berry's work crackles with energy and humanity." - Tim Clare, poet
"Whether he is fiercely flying the flag for vegans or proudly probing into the politics of sexuality, he does so with a smile on his face and a fire in his gut." - Sara Hirsch, UK Poetry Slam Champion
Dominic performing 'I Will Not Treat a Friend Like an iPod' at Evidently, Salford.
Cover by Brink.
adult poetry & show script / LGBT+ | ISBN 978-0-9570141-1-4 | 128pp | 2011
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Dominic's heartfelt, honest and inspiring new collection of adult poetry confronts the ever present prejudices of society. Wizard concludes with the script for his debut poetry theatre show, in which he explores the true horror of a broken mental health system.
Includes a Foreword by Jo Warburton.
"Dominic is a committed and passionate artist [whose] poetry is at once poignant, personal, profound, and humorous." - Baba Israel, Artistic Director, Contact
"I am always impressed by his desire and determination to push beyond his comfort zone and write work that will challenge himself and his audience." - John McGrath, Artistic Director, National Theatre Wales
"Emotive, intelligent and raw... quite delicious and totally engaging." - Gwen Oakden, City Life
"Really very inspiring. I love the seriousness and the humour." - Benjamin Zephaniah, Poet
Dominic performing 'Princess' at Evidently, Salford.
Dominic's debut collection of fiery fruit-splattered verse contains many of his slam winning poems. His work is political, passionate, carefully crafted, sincere, kinky sexy, and always immensely enjoyable.
Includes an Entrée by Gerry Potter.
"Beautiful writing. A sharp, unflinching eye." - John McGrath, Artistic Director, National Theatre Wales
"Poetry from the heart and head. A true performer who touches hearts and changes minds." - Jackie Hagan, writer & performer
"Attending a Dominic Berry performance is effervescent and life affirming. Similarly, reading this book will be a stimulating, uplifting experience." - David Hoyle AKA The Divine David
Dominic performing 'I'm Coming Out as Vegan' at Petersfield Write Angle.
Flapjack Press: exploring the synergy between performance and the page.