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Nathan Jones is an innovative, explorative poet, educator and literature programmer.  He has been a resident writer, producing irreverent, lyrical poetry on contemporary concerns, for the Mercy arts collective for 6 years.  During this time, he has received prizes including LJMU's Arvon Award for Poetry, Dazed and Confused's Re:Creation Award, and Noise Festival's Curator's Choice, and worked in partnership with many of the city's emerging artists, curators and writers.
In 2008 Nathan received commissions from Everyman Theatre, FACT, the Bluecoat and Tate Liverpool, and produced and stared-in a series of shows called Wave If You're Really There, which Liverpool Culture Company described as 'the live-literature highlight of the year'.  Nathan's celebrated work for these events included collaborations with musicians, and several digital and fine-artists.  His poetry has featured on Radio 4 and Radio 1 and he recently completed a 3 hour recording session of his poetry in performance for Radio Merseyside.  He one of the headline acts at this year's London Word Festival, and has a publication planned for 2009.  
As an educator, Nathan has completed residencies in HMP Walton and HMP Wymott as well as developing writing workshops for a variety of universities, schools and community centres across Merseyside.