Laurie Eaves is a writer from the village of Yapton. He began performing raps about acrobatic animals in Norwich ten years ago, where he also headed up UEA Open Mic, produced two full-length shows with Fractured Discourse and played guitar (badly) in Lyrical Ballads Cabaret. In 2014, Laurie moved to London and learnt that not every poem has to be a mile-a-minute rhyming rant. He started speaking more slowly, leading to performances at Boomerang Club, Forget What You Heard, Extra Second London, Mouthpiece, Genesis Poetry Slam and Bang Said the Gun. Laurie became a published Poetry Rivals finalist in 2016 and has contributed to anthologies by Bad Betty Press, Allographic Press, GUG Press and Spoken Word London. Off the page, his work features in videos for Muddy Feet Poetry, Process Productions and Team UK Youth Cycling. He also works regularly with The Poetry Takeaway - writing poems for strangers across the UK from the back of a burger van. Today, most of Laurie's poems are grit-and-honey pop songs about break-ups, tidying and strength. He co-produces the Vogon Poetry Slam and runs Yule Blog each December, reviewing his favourite Christmas songs. He's been described as "organised" by three people this year.
"Biceps is a poetry concept album. Each piece is a cog, moving and powering the rest. One everyday item or image at a time, Laurie's lean writing propels readers through the big themes of love, loss and rebuilding. Reading this collection I got envious, then inspired." Hannah Chutzpah