Featured poet

Kezzabelle (Kerry Ambler)

Kerry was born in Tripoli in the 60s and lived there until she was three. Back in England she was raised by her mum in a flat above her mum's fashion boutique in Kettering, where her childminders were bohemian and artistic.

Kerry wrote her first poem when she was 12, and was awarded an 'A+' grade - but this was crossed out by her literature teacher who wrote “Is this all your own work?”. As a teenager she worked in the boutique and modelled in fashion shows around the county. At 16 she worked in a beach restaurant in the South of France in between college business studies.

She married her first love at 19, and in her twenties and thirties she had five children. She was a school governor, and also ran 'mums & tots' groups - and later, youth groups. She put on live music events and festivals for under 18s, and helped her partner to run their T-shirt printing business.

After her mother-in-law died, she wrote her first poem as an adult called 'Complicated Love'. After that poem, she went on to write many more, trying to work her life out. She split with her husband a few years after her first outpouring onto paper.

She first performed her poetry as Kezzabelle in a vaudeville playhouse, in between burlesque and belly-dancing sets. She read at Open Mic nights around Northamptonshire and a year later she had her first book printed, entitled Truly Me. Two years later her second book of poetry, Kezzabockerglory, was printed.

Kezzabelle can be booked for performances for social groups, theatres, festivals and spoken word events. Her new book, All the Loves, is out soon.


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First Kiss - First Song

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Unconditional Love

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