jamie in a hospital bed on stage, the words "NOT DYING" projected above their head


AKA ‘Quality of Life is Not a Measurable Outcome’ This solo show was originally developed through the Barbican OpenLab programme in 2018, and was first staged at the Lyric Hammersmith and Barbican…
The cover to Jamie's poetry book, Shield. The image is made up of six horizontal stripes. The outside ones are white, and inside it goes yellow, pink, navy, turquoise (top to bottom). On the top white band in green it says "Jamie Hale" centrally with "Shield" in pink next to that. There is a white mask across the coloured bands. At the bottom on the white band it says "Verve Poetry Press" in pink


On the 14th Jan 2021, Shield – my first poetry pamphlet – will be published by Verve Press. Exploring my experience as a disabled person during the pandemic through a variety of…
Jamie lit in pink, floating bubbles

Future as Celebration: Transpose @ the Barbican

In a world that feels bleak, it is important not to accustom ourselves to living without the hope that we can build a better future.
At Transpose: The Future (Barbican Centre, 6th-8th Dec), a collection of trans artists come together to explore how this could be done, through mediums ranging from opera to electronica and poetry.
Tickets from £5 (conc) to £15 (standard).
A screenshot showing a google earth view


Performed at the Saboteur Awards in May 2018, aseptic is a collaboration between poets Jamie Hale and Emily Robinson. Created in PechaKucha format, the piece uses found text and hospital imagery to explore the creation of value through living despite the diminishing of the disabled body to medical curiosity.

Pencil-drawn wings above a pencil-drawn sea


Icarus, by Jamie Hale, published in Poetry Quarterly – Winter 2018 Icarus is told as a tragedy But to love life that much For one perfect moment – he soared And his end obscures…