Esther Koch

Esther Koch is a slam-winning spoken-word and page poet from Salford. She is a BBC Radio1 Xtra Words First finalist and is published in Own It! London’s accompanying anthology Use Word’s First. With her words, she closed the the Team GB homecoming ceremony at Wembley Stadium in 2021. More recently Esther performed her commissioned poem “Manchester is alive, I can assure you” at the One Young World 2022 summit. Esther has produced work for festivals such as Sounds From The Other City, The Ted Hughes Festival, Manchester International Festival, Resistance Is My Mother Tongue and for Stand Up To Racism. Esther has also produced educational content for BBC Bitesize. She recently produced a collection entitled “Hoarfrost On Our Lips” which was exhibited alongside artwork at Manchester gallery, Paradise Works. Currently, she’s working with charity 42nd Street on a reflective piece of poetry about the effects of lockdown on young people.