Welcome to my website!

My name is Fay Roberts and I’m a performance poet, event host and organiser, workshop leader, and musician based in Cambridge. My day job involves wrangling computers and people who use computers. When I’m not doing the above, I’m a massive geek.

This site is designed to demonstrate my performance poetry and my creative writing work. If you’d like to know about my computer-wrangling, find me on LinkedIn. If you know me personally or professionally outside the world of performance poetry and feel perturbed at the thought of watching me do poetising, best to wander away now, I suspect!


  • Pamphlet Publication
  • So, yeah - it would appear that, one brain-clouded, migraine-fuelled day in May I only went ahead and assembled, edited, and published my first “proper” poetry pamphlet, Spring - available on Bandcamp. It’s a rather handsome (though I say it myself) A6 pamphlet of about 30 poems, and the physical manifestation is printed throughout on recycled stock. You can also download the e-book from Amazon Kindle.

  • Album - Volume II
  • You can also get hold of my second album of collected performance poems from Bandcamp. Imaginatively entitled “Volume II”, it’s roughly 95% live recordings of me doing my thing in a variety of gigs and venues.

  • New Gigs

    I’ve got lots of new gigs on the way - at least one a week until Edinburgh when it’ll be at least one gig a day from 3-Aug until 24-Aug. Check out the Calendar for details.

  • Judicial

    Last year I was asked to compete in the BBC Poetry Slam as part of the Edinburgh Festival. I didn’t get particularly far but I’ve been asked to be one of the judges on this year’s panel. More details when I have them - it’s all very exciting!

  • PBH’s Free Fringe - Artistic Director of Spoken Word

    Last year I was asked to take on the role of one of the Artistic Directors for PBH’s Free Fringe for the Edinburgh 2013 Fringe Festival. I have been busy allocating shows to slots and venues and we’ve got ever such an exciting line-up for you!

If you’ve been here before you’ll probably notice that it looks a bit different around here. I’ve geeked-out a little about it on the blog and now you can revel in the newness. Mmmmh!

I’m in the processing of tidying stuff up. If you’re missing the old site, it will be available for a couple of weeks here

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