Sadie Davidson is a multi-slam winning poet from Essex.
She has published two collections – Tales from the Estate (2017) and the Poverty Guide Handbook (2019) – through Whisky and Beards Publishing, as well as recording a spoken word album – Council House and Silent (2018) – which was released through the Spoken Label. She recorded and produced Life Behind Bards (2020), a collaborative work with 5 other working class poets. Life Behind Bards was awarded the 2020 Saboteur Award in the Best Collaborative Work category.
She has won several slams, including the Margate Bookie, You’re Bard! 9, the Kent Poetry Championship, and the Creative Thingy Whatsit online slam. She was also a finalist in both the Hammer and Tongue UK Championship and the Farago UK Championship in 2019.
From 2017-2018 she hosted Dangerous Poetry open mic in Southend, attracting high profile poets such as Alex Vellis, the RepeatBeat Poet and Alex Agman Gora to headline. She also hosted the first ever Southend Poetry Slam at the 2019 Southend Festival, curated the Essex Poetry Collective Show in 2018 (headlined by Hammer and Tongue UK 2018 Champion Usaama Minas), and her debut play, Bare Lies, premiered at the same festival (2018).
Sadie received a ‘Special Mention’ in the category ‘Best Spoken Word Performer’ at both the 2019 and 2020 Saboteur Awards.
“I bore witness to the poetical powerhouse that is Sadie Davidson, in a twenty five minute spoken word set that bit with lightning like fury and machine gun delivery. This was edgy and dangerous poetry..”
Olmo Lazarus, Channel 4-featured poet / Poetry InCommotion
“This knocked me sideways. This was about something. Something real. It’s strong stuff. Just like poetry ought to be and – sometimes used to be”
Anthony Haden – Guest, British Socialite and journalist.
“Sadie Davidson should be on everyone’s ‘must see’ list. Wise, funny and extremely clever. She puts many ‘contenders to the throne’ in the spoken word shade. The best thing to come out of Essex since Depeche Mode.”
Ralph Dartford, A Firm of Poets