Giovanni Esposito, who erforms as Spoz, is an award-winning performance poet, singer / songwriter, film maker, playwright and the poet-in-residence at Birmingham City FC.
Spoz has been seen on BBC Television, and has been heard on BBC Radio Four, Radio Five Live, Radio West Midlands, Radio Coventry & Warwickshire, Radio Hereford & Worcs, Capital Gold and on the toilet. Spoz has performed at Glastonbury, Shambala, Cheltenham Lit Fest, Larmer Tree, Wychwood and other festivals, as well as in front of his mom. Spoz was Birmingham’s Poet Laureate in 2006 / 7. He works a lot with young people in schools, though likes to rough it a little with adults too. Spoz manages and facilitates many school poetry slam projects, including The West Midlands, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and other regions nationwide.
Spoz has had three poetry collections published. “The Day the Earth Grew Hair” and “Spoz’s Shorts … and the Occasional Long One” are for a younger reader. “Sometimes Angry” is a bit more grown up and is released on Verve Poetry Press and is available at Waterstones.