Joe lives and works in Hull.
As a performance poet, he’s performed at venues and festivals around the UK, including Latitude, Big Chill and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
He was co-host and organiser of WRITE TO SPEAK, a series of spoken word events and workshops that took in place at Hull Truck Theatre from 2009 to 2013.
In 2016 he toured and performed with LIFE, a Hull-based punk four-piece band, performing on the UK leg of the Slaves European tour.
In January 2017 he travelled to Trinidad with The Roundhouse and Wrecking Ball Press as part of the TALKING DOORSTEPS project, assisting in the delivery of workshops and helping to forge international links between spoken word organisations and projects.
In addition to this, he is currently in the first year of a part-time MA in Creative Writing at Hull University, and works three days a week as a pawn-broker/Western Union agent.