BRAND NEW COLLECTION
Toria's second poetry collection Another Time In Space was published by Wrecking Ball Press in December 2022 and is available to buy for £12 here.
The book was launched at a sold-out event in Liverpool and is already attracting acclaim from poetry peers and punters alike.
“Toria Garbutt is Saturday Night Sunday Morning in one woman and in our lifetime, we are lucky to have her. Glorious, brutal, sharp, and tender. She has written an extraordinary love letter to us all.”
“Toria Garbutt is a beacon of a poet whose work draws us all together, closer to safety. Political, irreverent, warm, and necessary her performances are the stuff of legend. Superb.”
“Joan Jett and Patti Smith’s better-looking kid sister.”
John Cooper Clarke
“Powerful, accessible, intelligent, and musical. Just about all the things I love in a poet.” Benjamin Zephaniah
“Toria has a unique skill of wrapping an audience up in her arms and making them feel that everything is gunna be alright.”
"A sage and a seer" Ian McMillan
Toria's début poetry collection The Universe and Me was published by Wrecking Ball Press in March 2019 and is available to buy for £10 here.
The collection was instrumental in Toria's rise to becoming one of the most exciting new voices on the UK's thriving poetry scene.
“I love her stuff.”
“The most exciting poet I’ve seen in years.”
“A lyrical machine gun.”
Toria Garbutt is a poet and educator.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2014, Toria has been a regular tour support for Dr John Cooper Clarke, most recently on his ‘Luckiest Guy Alive' tour on which Toria performed extensively at venues across the UK and Europe.
In 2016, Toria released her début album 'Hot Plastic Moon’ with spoken word label Nymphs and Thugs and in 2018 her début poetry collection ‘The Universe and Me' was published by Wrecking ball press.
Toria's second collection 'Another Time in Space' was published in December 2022.
Toria’s words have also been featured in Not Too Tame’s Northern Souls show at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, and recently in The Guardian for their feature on The Rise and Rise of the New Poets. In September 2021, Toria featured on the front cover and centrefold of The Big Issue North.
She was recently interviewed by Chis Hawkins on Radio 6 for National Poetry Day, and appeared on Radio 3's The Verb, with Ian McMillan and Radio 4's Front Row with Nick Ahad, as part of BBC's Contains Strong Language festival.
Toria delivers poetry workshops to a variety of community groups, schools, and prisons. She is passionate about using poetry as a vehicle for self-expression and connection.
Toria has a BAhons in Arts Education and a PGdipE in Lifelong Learning.
Toria is currently writing 'Funerals for Birds', a radio drama about her experience of addiction.
"Toria engages deeply with a broad range of students in prison settings; delivering sessions which resonate with the population there and which garner startling results"
Ralph Dartford, National Literacy Trust
"Toria has a talent for connections; for bridging people's lives with graceful ease. She is working with our year 10 girls on a project about Belonging and Identity, and within the first hour of them meeting, a connection was born of empathy, care and creativity. Toria's words land lightly with immense weight. She skilfully extracts confidence and expression from our girls who are just learning to 'be'.
Thankyou Toria , you are a magical wordsmith and a true advocate for our young people looking for a pathway to choice, love and self affirmation"
Gail Candy, Assistant Head Teacher, Kingsway Park High School
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