Jarvis Cocker becomes a poet

And his first one is going to be published on a wall!

A poem penned by Jarvis Cocker is to be mounted on a building in his native Sheffield.

The poem, ‘Trashed on Cider’ is to be unveiled this week as part of the city’s Off The Shelf literary festival.

It will be mounted in steel letters on a wall of The Forge, a building which forms part of the student campus.


Festival organiser Maria de Souza told The Observer newspaper: “We were looking at ways to strengthen our appeal to a younger audience. Hopefully it shows that poetry and literature are for everyone.”

Cocker is currently working on songs for his debut solo album.


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