Casey Bailey - Birmingham poet laureate 2020 to 2022
Casey Bailey is a writer, performer and educator, born and raised in Nechells, Birmingham, UK.
Casey released his debut full collection of poetry, ‘Adjusted’ in 2018 with Verve Poetry Press and his second collection Please Do Not Touch will be published by Burning Eye in 2021. Casey’s play ‘GrimeBoy’ has been commissioned by the Birmingham Rep. Casey’s poetry has featured in a number of anthologies and he was commissioned by the BBC to write ‘The Ballad of The Peaky Blinders’ in 2019. He has performed his poetry nationally, and internationally.
Casey’s contribution as a writer, as an educator and dedicated member of his community have been recognised by the Birmingham Mail’s ‘Birmingham Live’, leading to him being named as one of Birmingham’s ’30 under 30’ of 2018. Casey was also recognised in 2019 when he was made a Fellow of the University of Worcester.