About

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, she has supported artists such as Elvis McGonagall, Joelle Taylor and Hollie McNish and her work has featured several times on the BBC.

 

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. 

 

She has featured at poetry nights and festivals across England and has had multiple appearances on BBC Radio (4, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire & Bristol). 

Her first collection Take It By The Line is published by Black Eyes Publishing UK and is available now. 

Picture of the poet and spoken word artist Chloe Jacquet performing at Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester. She wears a denim jumpsuit and is standing with her arms open, speaking into a microphone, against a bare yellow brick background. In her right hand is a spray can.

Photo: Mark Ford Chivers