Nikki Marrone - Poet
Nikki Marrone is a spoken word performer, published poet, photographer, and coffee addict. She is motivated through feelings, of which she has plenty. Nikki is the winner of multiple poetry slams and has featured at various spoken word nights and festivals internationally but is based in the UK. Author of Lost & Found: A Poetry Passport, Psychogenic Fugue and Honey & Lemon. She splits her time between motherhood, being creative, adventuring and doing her MA in childhood & youth.
Nikki is the winner of multiple poetry slams and has featured at various spoken word nights and festivals internationally but is based in the UK. She has been involved in running some great projects such as Hammer & Tongue Cambridge, Wild Strawberries Festival Stage, Point Positive Publishing and Allographic. In 2016, she co-founded the In Other Words Festival and published her first anthology of local poets. She has had some great opportunities over the years but the most notable to mention would be: Architects of Our Republic – a project commissioned by Apples & Snakes, Walking with Women – a project commissioned by Hollie McNish, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute exhibition and anthology, and an exhibition with Cambridge Festival of Ideas. She has performed for Soapbox Presents, Apples & Snakes, CB1 Poetry, Fen Speak and many others. She has most recently been published by Indie Blue Publishing, Animal Heart Press, Poems for Peace, Shades of Pride and Highveld Poetry Review. In 2020, she published her first pamphlet ‘Psychogenic Fugue’ and in published the photographic novel Honey & Lemon.
“When I watch Nikki Marrone perform, I stop. And watch. Her work is open, honest and warm, and she speaks with a real passionate, for both poetry and her range of subjects, that I do not often see. You can tell she loves poetry, words and emotion and makes an effort to get up on stage because of this. She addresses issues that I’ve never heard spoken of before from someone her age, from bipolarism to sin and sex and she is great to hear.” – Hollie Mcnish
“I have watched Nikki grow from nervous first-time slammer to assured feature act in less than a year and she never fails to move me with her passion and sincerity. She regularly takes difficult or well-worn topics and finds fresh and captivating ways through them, managing to hold audiences through her imaginative words and heartfelt veracity. As her voice goes from strength to strength, I’m very much looking forward to seeing what she brings next!” – Fay Roberts