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Ty'rone (ti-rone) Haughton is a Jamaican born, Leicester based poet, freelance practitioner, advocate and former looked after child. Ty'rone's poetry focuses on social observations, identity and vulnerabilities. Ty’rone’s writing is distinct, it is gentle yet brutal in approach. Ty’rone uses meticulous lyricism and storytelling to invite his audience in before punching them in the throat. 



Ty'rone has performed across the country, on tour supporting artists such as Akala and John Berkavitch. Ty'rone's international work has seen him produce writing retreats in The Gambia, Valencia and a European tour with a co-hort of other British artists. 

Ty'rone is an experienced independent panel member, sitting on multiple fostering panels such as Leicestershire and Nottingham. He works in close partnership with various arts and youth service providers nationally, delivering specialised youth engagement work using poetry and other creative disciplines. Ty'rone's work as a workshop facilitator has seen him work with companies such as Leicester Curve, The Belgrade Theatre, Trussell Trust, Birmingham Commonwealth Games, Serendipity, Women and Theatre, The Nottingham Playhouse, The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Coventry City of Culture, The National Holocaust Museum and many more. Ty'rone's unique experiences and expertise in both youth work and poetry have led him to create meaningful work which combines community outreach with creative writing and performance.


Ty'rone offers training, freelance consultancy and speaking engagements, providing his expertise on the Black experience and social services to organisations and institutions, working with bodies such as Leicestershire County Council Virtual School, De Montfort University and others. 


Ty’rone recently founded his own poetry organisation, Literati Arts, where he offers high quality poetry projects. Literati Arts predominantly works with looked after children and care leavers as well as the black community in Leicester. 


Hoods, is Ty’rone’s debut poetry collection, published by Verve Poetry Press.

"Ty’rone’s writing is distinct, it is gentle yet brutal in approach."



Photography by Leon Rehman

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