James Massiah is a poet & DJ from South London whose work explores ideas about sexuality, mortality & ethics through performance, writing & visual media. His latest project Optimism 101 is a series of 101 poems reflecting on stoicism, materialism, hedonism & excess, all written in January 2019, as a reflection on personal experiences from the previous year
He has been commissioned to produce work for the BBC, the Guardian & Nike as well as featuring in campaigns for Selfridges, Loewe, Adidas & Champion. He has performed readings of his work at the Tate Modern, the Courtauld, the Institute of Contemporary Arts & the Houses of Parliament & been profiled in Vogue, Dazed, i-D & GQ. He has also curated events for Boiler Room & hosts the monthly ‘Poætry Show’ on NTS Radio.