Chloë Jacquet is a multi-slam winning, multicultural, multifaceted spoken word artist based in Gloucestershire. She was 2017 Oxford Hammer & Tongue slam champion and reached the semi-finals of the National Slam Finals at the Royal Albert Hall in both 2018 and 2019.
With a preference for straight talking and a penchant for rhymes and opinions, Chloë’s poetry is both entertaining and meaningful. Her work deals with a wide variety of subjects, ranging from workplace discrimination and mental health, to the pressures placed on modern men, via her short term relationship with a biscuit.
Chloë thinks name dropping is really uncool. As well as her own headline slots at poetry nights and festivals across the UK, she has supported artists such as Elvis McGonagall, Joelle Taylor and Hollie McNish and her work has featured several times on BBC Radio (4, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire & Bristol).
She has been published in several anthologies and her poem “First Festival Back” was selected by the BBC to be included in a special archive at The British Library of Covid-related materials “for the benefit of the nation”.
Chloë's video for “The Dealer” was selected in 14 film festivals worldwide including Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Ó Bhéal, The Film & Video Poetry Symposium & the International Video Poetry Festival. It was finalist in 2 festivals and winner in 2 others including winning Best Spoken Word Video at the LA Music Video Awards.
Her first collection Take It By The Line is published by Black Eyes Publishing UK and is available now.
Photo: Mark Ford Chivers