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Writing – Esther Poyer

Creative Writing

In my coaching practice, writing is a tool used in the form of journalling and as a means to creating life visions for career and business plans. I use this for clients and also for myself. In my creative writing, I write about an imagined past from a rich Guyanese legacy, alongside the imagery and vernacular of my life as born and raised in 1980’s London. These and other contrasting aspects, resonate in my poetry and fiction where I draw on my emotional responses to the tension between familial relationships in unfamiliar environments. I write to the tell the stories that are otherwise hidden from mainstream view and I write to inspire people to listen and relate to one another.

Some examples of my writing…

Live extract from forthcoming novel, Pieces of a Dream


Performance review: Travelling Light 


This Sky

It’s only one sky, but this sky felt different —

Black to nearly blue
 sun soaked melanin.

One incandescent sprite
blinking among many
and the Gods, peace pipe smoking.

Tropic insects chorus a twilight
symphony, as home birds settle

on a land of many waters,
a nation of six races, my
first time home.

Radio interview and poetry performance at London Literature Lounge with Anjan Saha


Latest poems in print…

Rose Water and Spice, Loose Muse Anthology of New Writing by Women, Morgan Eye’s Press, Autumn 2012

Song Notes, Loose Muse Anthology of New Writing by Women, Morgan Eye’s Press, Spring 2012




When Eyes Turn to God The World According to Goldfish: Vol 1, Looking Past (Goldfish Press, 2009)
When Eyes Turn to God,
The World According to Goldfish: Vol 1, Looking Past (Goldfish Press, 2009)

Clandestini: only the promise of the moon Blank Pages, Issue 4, August 2008
Clandestini, Blank Pages, Issue 4, August 2008

Live performances…

Since 2006, I have performed work at venues that include, the London Barbican, Foyles Gallery and The Albany, Towersey Folk Festival, Rich Mix and for Kwani? Trust in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Live on Youtube

blind date

his back to my searching eye in cosmopolitan throng at city tube station
dark curly hair almost shoulder length his Celtic frame leaning
an iPod on I wonder what he’s listening to and casually ask as much
Groove Armada he says mobile phones pressed to ears
he had me as I tumbled into the emphasis on the groove

For performance and teaching enquiries email