Joshua is from Manchester, born in Wythenshawe, raised in Oldham. He co-organises a Open Mic night in Manchester known only as Transdimensional Space Goats. Joshua’s writing can be only be described as both incredibly personal yet abstract, adding a great deal into his characterization, artistry and experimentation, at a time when many stick to the status quo of what a poet is, Joshua likes to emphasize the performance aspect of the term, performance poet. Some may also describe his work as an exploration of love and death, with a lack of fairytales between, almost alike to an undead Shakespeare, except he’s a bit queer and better yet, just that little bit odd.
on March 18, 2012 :
Vocal Strain's poetry is one of a kind. It keeps me hanging on every word. Everyone is different in it's own way, but good. I would certainly recommend it.
Nathan Johnson, Author "The Rebel."
(review of free book)