Dean Atta is a writer and performance poet. He has performed extensively in the UK and abroad and has been commissioned to write poems for the Damilola Taylor Trust, Keats House Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern. He is a member of three poetry collectives and is a Spoken Word Educator in schools and colleges. Dean won the 2012 London Poetry Award and ‘Best Spoken Word Artist’ at the 2011 Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion and Arts Awards. He is the author of three plays, and one poetry collection: I Am Nobody’s Nigger. He was born in London of Jamaican and Greek Cypriot heritage.