Following the success of the critically-acclaimed Burning Books, Jess Green has launched her book A Self Help Guide to being in love with Jeremy Corbyn along with her stage show. A rousing, lyrical and humorous look at modern politics, the show not only played to sell-out crowds at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe but also netted Jess the title of BBC Poetry Slam Champion. When Jeremy Corbyn heard the noise on social media, he phoned Jess to invite her for a cup of tea, telling her he “loved the poetry, spirit and creativity” of her work (although Michael Gove remains less of a fan).
When Jess joined the Labour Party at university in 2007 she doubled the number of members who met weekly in a Liverpool pub. Since then she’s stuck by the party. Now, “after a decade of keeping her membership card firmly at the back of her wallet”, she’s fallen head over heels in love with Corbyn’s “raw socialist magnetism”.