Sophisticated urban narratives – NME
Intense and chilling – The Guardian
Fucking awesome – Metal Hammer
Jan Noble is a writer and a poet. He studied fine art at Canterbury College of Art. He has taught creative writing in prisons and on psychiatric wards with the award-winning mental health charity Core Arts. He has performed at festivals across Europe and been broadcast on Channel 4 and BBC Radio. His work has been set to music, principally by the composer Donna McKevitt. He has worked with the bands the Cesarians and Monkey Island, recording with producer Craig Leon at Abbey Road studios. In 2010 he became poet in residence at the East End Film Festival and in 2013 he opened the Stoke Newington Literary Festival reading with Irvine Welsh. In 2015 he was invited to attend the Myriam Blundell Willums Art Foundation Residency in Provence to complete his debut screenplay. In October 2016 he read his poetic ‘Swan monologue’ in every ‘Swan’ pub in London. A film, “My Name is Swan”, featuring the poem premiered at the Curzon, Aldgate as part of the 2017 East End Film Festival.