Rob Reed

Rob Reed is a poet, writer and musician. He has performed as a spoken word artist and comedian in a variety of contexts for over 20 years. Some of this work has been collaborative, such as the Glass Hammer project in 2007, where he worked as part of a group of touring comedians, The Big If, for whom he was a poet in residence, and the Leeds ‘Hang Out’ nights, where he performed poetry and stand up comedy.

More recently he has worked with A Firm of Poets, contributing his own work to their line-ups and performing the inaugural set at Wakefield’s Unity Words. He has been involved in a number of bands in the Yorkshire area, writing and performing his own material as well as contributing to the work of others. Rob has a keen interest in popular culture, having taught English, Film Studies, Interactive Media and Game Design. This interest has found expression through a number of creative projects including Tell Me Lies About Love – a community writing and film project in 2004. He has written and produced a number of short films and art projects for various clients, both as part of his own company (Standby Media, 1999 – 2010) and as an independent artist. He blogs extensively at Pancakes for Davros and Cyborgs on Toast.