“Schwule” is a living interactive poem written for International Holocaust Day. The pink triangles I am wearing are inscribed with the words used to describe homosexuals (in German and English) during Gestapo rule. See the video of poem in Video section of website. Remember those poor unfortunate men Of every race, age and religion…the 175’s, … Continue reading SCHWULE

What I Offer

Although I won a poetry competition in the local paper (Blackburn Telegraph) aged 13, my professional background is mainly theatrical.  After moving to London to attend drama school at 18.  I worked extensively in theatre (National, Touring, TIE, Agitprop).  Latterly, in my career as an actress,  I appeared on film and TV, including “Coronation Street” … Continue reading What I Offer

Powered by Love 1

I was featured in the documentary Powered by Love 1 for the LGBT+ History Month 2016, and was able to showcase two of my poems. Coming Out Kiss – read the poem here [yt4wp-video video_id=”AHH7LJwp4aw”]   Schwule – view the original version here [yt4wp-video video_id=”oHVRkyZIeeU”]   The whole film can be viewed here and here.      



Ex actress, ex long-haul traveller Trudy Howson’s poetry explores landscapes, internal and external. She writes about the landscape of the LGBT community with warmth and humour. Her work is topical and inspirational. She is currently developing a living interactive form of poetry.

Trudy has performed her poetry in pubs, clubs, theatres, fields and forests. On Boats, Buses, Local and National Radio and TV. She has performed extensively in India, South East Asia and Burma

Her poetry has been published in The Telegraph, The Times, and The London Review, as well as numerous magazines and online publications.

Trudy wrote a living-interactive poem for The London Olympics called “Going for Gold” which the BBC filmed and used as a trailer in the run up to the event.

For the last 3 years Trudy has been performing her work and hosting INCITE@The Phoenix, a popular monthly LGBT poetry event in an iconic theatrical venue in the West End.                            


Sky TV               “What’s Up” Culture Show
British Library         Poetry of the LGBT Poet Laureate recorded for posterity in Dec 2016
Pride:    London, Isle of Wight, San Francisco, Hastings, Stoke-on-Trent
Incite@The Phoenix: 3 yr residency, Phoenix Artist Club WC2
Library Club            Camp Confidential Cabaret Show
National Trust:        London and East Sussex
Polari             Gay Literary Salon on the Southbank
Bloomsbury Festival                2017 & 2018
Tate Modern                  Love Happens Here
St Paul’s Cathedral Poem for launch of ‘No to Hate Crime Week’
Channel 4               “Homes by the Sea” Beach hut Poetry
“Together”               Film for LGBT History Month
“Schwule”               International Holocaust Day
Raise The Bar          Soho
L’ Escargot             Soho
Vauxhall Tavern       South London
Two Brewers           South London
Out in Brighton        Radio
“Banned!”               Brighton Town Hall/Library
Roundhouse             Radio Queer Quips
The L Word           The Poetry Café, WC2
Russia With Love   Ku Bar, WC1 / ITN News
The Outlaws                     London/Norfolk various venues
Kino Teatro              Hastings
De La Warr Pavilion       Secret Screening – film shorts and poetry
LGBT History Month:              Bristol, Leeds, Bolton Museums
Launch of Gay UK