Joe Hakim is a writer. He lives in Hull.
He has performed at venues and festivals around the UK, including Latitude, Big Chill and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and his work has featured on The Verb on BBC Radio 3 and the Cerys Matthews show on BBC 6 Music.
He was a Hull 2017 and 2018 poet at the BBC Contains Strong Language spoken word festival.
As part of the BBC Contains Strong Language, in January 2017 he traveled to Trinidad with The Roundhouse and Wrecking Ball Press as part of the TALKING DOORSTEPS project, assisting in the delivery of workshops and helping to forge international links between spoken word organisations and projects. He has worked as a writer-in-residence for First Story in secondary schools and colleges in Hull and East Yorkshire since 2017 and co-produced the regional heat for the Roundhouse Poetry Slam at Hull Truck in June 2019.
The albums Cultural Thrift and The Science of Discontent, collaborations with musician and artist Ashley Reaks, were released by Metal Postcard Records in 2015 and 2018.
His first novel The Community, a sci-fi/horror novel, was published by Wild Pressed Books in 2019. He is the writer and dramaturg of Omni-Science, an interactive theatre show developed with Brick-by-Brick theatre company, which was performed Assemble Fest in 2016 and at Humber Street and Bean Street Community Centre in Hull in September 2019.
He presented and produced Culture Night, BBC Radio Humberside’s weekly arts and culture show, from May 2019 until September 2020, and writes a monthly arts and culture column for the Hull Story publication.
Photo Courtesy of Graeme Oxby