Photo: Curtis Essel

Kieron Rennie

Building bridges with words...

Kieron is a multifaceted performance poet living in London, England. He has been described as a ‘forward-thinking poet who often creates innovative connections between distinct concepts’. His poetry has been characterised as reflective, abstract and musical – often breaking traditional form.

Equipped with the belief creativity is a universal language, Kieron has sought to combine his poetry with different art forms.

He has held two residencies at the Barbican, writing poetry responding to the Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age, and The World of Charles and Ray Eames exhibitions. 

Most notably, Kieron was commissioned to write poetry for the Portrait of the Artist exhibition at Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace, in conjunction with Apples and Snakes. 

Over the years Kieron has honed his craft performing at venues such as the Queen’s Gallery, Barbican, Roundhouse, Tate Modern, Olympic Park, LoveBox and Wilderness Festival. He also takes great pride in his performance in the five-star rated cross art production, Unleashed. 

Kieron’s poetry often provides a social commentary tackling subjects such as gang culture, love, depression, anxiety and heritage. He views poetry as a bridge that can allow someone to overcome obstacles, bringing you to a brighter future.

Publications:

Poetry Rivals’ Collection – Words Everlasting 2011, Anchor Books, (2011)

Eloquence in the Time of Crisis, Barbican Young Poets Anthology, (2012) 

Available via download: 

http://www.barbican.org.uk/media/upload/creative%20learning/0Barbican%20Young%20Poets%20anthology%202013%20LR.pdf

What We Thought Was True, Barbican Young Poets Anthology , (2013)

Available via download: http://www.barbican.org.uk/media/upload/education/anthology.pdf

Bridging Worlds: Photographs of London by Young Artists, Barbican Art Gallery,  (2015)

Glimpses of the Everyday: Photographs by Young Artists of Their Everyday, Barbican Centre, (2016)

Press:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/unleashed-barbican-theatre-london-8352061.html

http://londondance.com/articles/reviews/unleashed-barbican-theatre/