Who likes feelings anyway? Jesse Oliver does. This emerging trans slam poet also enjoys rapping Shakespeare, practising his articulation and writing about social justice, aliens and star-crossed love. His work likes to play with what he calls ‘phonetic aesthetics’ to break the fourth wall and deliver a casual, colloquial style. So far he has featured at national events including NYWF & EWF. Currently, Jesse holds the title of WA Slam Champion and will be taking on Australia’s best later this year.