J. Mitra (Jay/Jemima) (they/she) is a non-binary punk poet and artist based in Hull/Manchester. Born in India but raised in Yorkshire, they have spent their life merging two cultures into one five-foot body. Finding solace in punk, their passion-fuelled poetry tackles taboo topics with wit, grit and sensitivity.
As well as being a founding member of Hull’s poetry collective No Larkin About, J. Mitra is a freelance music journalist for Soundsphere Magazine and WARO and is an enthusiastic English tutor part-time too. Their writing has been published in Soundsphere Magazine, PUSH Magazine, WARO, Acumen Poetry, Streetcake Magazine and also featured in Human Appeal’s Stories of Her Sisters poetry anthology.
They also have performed poetry live for BBC’s Contains Strong Language, Freedom Festival, Awareness Festival and was commissioned by Humber Mouth Literary Festival too.