My Name Is Swan

A poetic monologue
A short film

/// Intense and chilling | The Guardian
/// Poetry of strength and impact | La Stampa (Italy)

Launched at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, My Name Is Swan has been performed live at every ‘swan pub’ in London with readings at Festival Internazionale di Poesia di Milano, MUDEC, Teatro Filodrammatici, Book City Milano and Poetry on the Lake with poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.



A new, long-form poem

A companion piece to ‘My Name Is Swan’, this 45 minute, poetic monologue chases the urban fox across dimly lit city streets, mixing up history with modern myth…

This is what I wanted to give you…

An EP with Donna McKevitt

/// McKevitt makes beauty out of grief | Evening Standard
/// Beyond fantastic | Cathi Unsworth

This setting of poetry by Jan Noble is a new song cycle from Donna McKevitt, the youngest contemporary composer to have her opus number one, Translucence, released on a major classical label. Her settings of Derek Jarman’s poetry were received with exceptional critical acclaim.



A poem for the East End Film Festival

Tide is a narrative poem that follows the River Thames from it’s tidal point to the estuary. It was commissioned by the East End Film Festival and incorporated into their branding and used in their festival trailer. It is currently being set to music by composer Donna McKevitt. Jan Noble is poet in residence of the East End Film Festival


Stay Close

A text and video installation

Stay Close is a text and video installation for the Andaz Hotel, Liverpool Street, London. A mix of East End history and whisper, shadow and reflection projected and stencilled onto walls and mirrors of the hotel foyer.


Munras, Pearl & Tyler

A narrative poem

BBC World Service presenter Zina Rohan reads an extract

This work is also in development as:


Jan Noble has taught creative writing in prisons, schools and on psychiatric wards. For 10 years he was the poetry tutor and facilitator for award-winning Hackney mental health charity Core Arts.

He has run community projects with homeless artists, writers and musicians at the Union Chapel and Islington Libraries with support from the WEA and Awards for All.




Jan Noble has been poet in residence at the East End Film Festival.

In April 2015 he was invited to attend the Myriam Blundell Projects Willums Art Foundation Residency in Provence.

He has also produced text-based work for the Andaz Hotel in London’s Liverpool Street.

Version 3

Scripts & Libretti

  • Six film treatments – commissioned by Infinity at Pinewood Studios (available from the agent upon request)
  • A libretto for six male voices and a female lead – in development (available from the agent upon request)
  • The authorised film adaption of a novel from a major Twentieth Century writer – Details to be announced (available from the agent upon request)
  • The Cellist – A screenplay commissioned by Redondo Beach Int.
  • Two radio plays and two stage plays – in development (available from the agent upon request)