Young Dawkins (DorkyDad) was a central figure in the New Hampshire beat revival movement, where he helped found the Jazzmouth Poetry Festival, before moving to Scotland and becoming a regular on the Scottish Performance Poetry scene. He was the 2011 Scottish Slam Poetry Champion, and the 2012 runner up. In August 2011 he performed a solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe, and he hosted the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Poetry Slam in both 2011 and 2012.
In May 2011, Young went to Paris to represent Scotland in the Poetry Slam World Cup. He blogged about it here.
Day 1: Bon Voyage, DorkyDad!
Day 3: The Knock Out Round
Day 5: Letter From Paris
Day 6: Last Post from Paris
Become a fan of Young Dawkins and keep up to date with his performances and publications by visiting his Facebook page.
Contact Young and obtain a full copy of his poetry CV, or buy a copy of his book The Lilac Thief by emailing thelilacthief [at] yahoo.co.uk