daring wordsmith

Mab Jones

New book available now from Burning Eye Books!

News and Events

Mab is just back from Tokyo, where she was funded to learn the Japanese art of rakugo storytelling. Find out more about her Japan adventures on her blog,here:

Mab will once again be at Tramore Festival in Ireland this July, thanks to a collaborative project begun by Cheryl Beer.

Mab has recently completed an article for the New York Times. Publication date to be announced next week!

Mab's poem Millionaire was shortlisted for the Southbank International Poetry Film Prize. Animation by Lauren Orme. See here:

"A unique talent" - The Times

"She is fantastic!" - BBC Radio Wales

"Absolutely brilliant" - The Guardian

"A superb performance poet" - Phill Jupitus
"Mab is fab!" - Hugo Williams

"A whirlwind of controlled, lyrical delirium" 

Literary Death Match, USA

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more about Mab

Garden Poet

Mab is the first ever Resident Poet in the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Read a poem HERE. A book is forthcoming soon.

Performer / MC

Mab is an accomplished performer of her poems, as well as a popular host/MC. Listen to some of her poetry HERE.


Recent commissions include poems for a street art mural, a circus flyer, and a wedding. Please ask for further details and rates.


Mab has run workshops in schools, at festivals, arts events, charities, businesses, and more. Tailored workshops available.


Mab organises events from time to time. Her next series is Heartspoken, a night of love-themed spoken word.

Columnist / Blogger /Reviews

Currently, Mab writes a monthly column for Buzz Magazine, is a guest blogger for Mslexia, and a reviews editor for Sabotage.

Adult Events

Share a confession in The Box. Listen to delightfully daring verse. A range of adult entertainments available.

Children's Events

Poetry and workshops for little ones. Ages 7-12 are my best audience. Includes magic wand and much word wonderment.