My Name Is Swan

A poetic monologue
A short film

Brilliant! | BBC
Poetry of strength and impact | La Stampa (Italy)

Launched at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, Jan Noble has performed his poetic monologue My Name is Swan at every ‘swan’ pub in London and at venues and festivals across Europe including the ICA, London, the Teatro Filodrammatici, Milan and Poetry on the Lake, Italy with former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.


An odyssey of loss following ‘Swan’ through harrowing withdrawal at dusk to a blissful fix at dawn, the poem has been set on the Università degli Studi di Milano syllabus, read on BBC Radio and turned into a film. It premiered at the Curzon Cinema for the East End Film Festival and was subsequently screened in New York at the Bowery Poetry Club

Smart, gorgeous, a pleasure for the eye and ear | Fred Barney Taylor

My Name Is Swan
Dir. Adam Carr
Music: Samuel Kilcoyne & Takatsuna Mukai
Poem: Jan Noble

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