Pele Cox

After graduating from her Masters in Creative Writing at UEA tutored by Andrew Motion, Pele Cox has since been the Poet in Residence at Tate modern (2007) and Poet in Residence at the Royal Academy of Arts (2010- 2012). Her three sell-out performances at the Royal Academy were created specially in response to the exhibitions: 'Van Gogh and Poetry’, 'Degas and The Dance' and 'Hockney and His Poetic Imagination.' Her last performance; 'Obscuring the Word' was presented to Royal Academicians as a tribute to Cy Twombly.

In 2013 she was commissioned to create a series of site specific events around the idea of poetry and influence at Keats' house in Rome; 'Unbound' and 'Lift Me Up, I am Dying'; a poetic drama on the death of Keats.  Last year she lectured at the Walker Art Gallery on David Hockney and Cavafy.

Her performance of 'The Mistress Account' was given special commendation at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. She will be giving a sequence of summer readings of the poem this year at 'The Room', and Ledbury Poetry Festival.

Her events, poetry and workshops have been featured in The RA magazine, Tate and London Magazine and Financial Times and most recently in The Sunday Times Magazine. She also holds a regular poetry salon, private tutorials and holds workshops to help develop individual performance and relationships within teams at PWC.