The Guardian


“Slam poet Sophia Walker is heading elsewhere, following the advice on the card given to her the day she graduated from high school: “Always travel in the direction / opposite to the tour bus.” EllaEllaEllaLa only picked it up ‘because a friend guilted me into it after I failed to put money in her bucket at the end of a free poetry night’, but found Walker’s poems ‘compelling on [the] page’…Walker’s performances… present well on paper, EllaEllaEllaLa continues, where she reveals ‘an impressive ability to juggle syllables and rhyme schemes and very visual word play to great effect’.” —