Intense and chilling | The Guardian
Poetry of strength and impact | La Stampa (Italy)
Sophisticated urban narratives | NME
Jan Noble is a writer and a poet. He studied fine art at Canterbury College of Art. He has taught creative writing in prisons, schools and psychiatric wards. He was creative writing facilitator with award-winning mental health charity Core Arts for ten years.
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 monologue My Name is Swan in every ‘Swan’ pub in London. A film of the poem premiered at the Curzon, Aldgate as part of the 2017 East End Film Festival. The poem has been set on the Università degli Studi di Milano syllabus and performed with prize-winning Italian novelist Tiziano Scarpa and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.