POEMS WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY WALLWEIN AT TIMES [ARE] POWERFUL ENOUGH TO MOVE THE AUDIENCE TO TEARS… THE HORROR THAT SO MANY REFUGEES HAVE GONE THROUGH IN RECENT YEARS IS VIVIDLY BROUGHT TO THE STAGE.
— The Manchester Review on The Island, The Sea, The Volunteer and The Refugee

Poetry

Louise is an accomplished poet first finding acclaim for her one-woman show on the wing of a WW11 Shackleton aircraft.

She has held many residencies in the UK and internationally including Poet in Residence of Queensland and Writer in Residence at the University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada. 

Louise was commissioned to write a poem for the opening of the Olympics in the North, performed in Salford Quays and her recent piece The Island, The Sea, The Volunteer and The Refugee was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.

Louise may also be found on Poetry Business.  


    ANTHOLOGies

    - Red River
    The North Magazine

    - Shoelaces 
    Short Story, Takes of the Weird, Wild & The Wonderful

    - The Dropkick from God
    Nailing Colours, CommonWord

    Sweet Tongues
    Common Word

    - Inspiration 14
    John Hopper

    PUBLISHED WORK

    Glue
    Smith/Doorstop Books, 2017











     

     

    COMMISSIONS

    - Opening of the Olympics in the North
    Walk the Plank/Cultural Olympiad

    - Wind Up Radio
    Sound installation, Contact Theatre, 2001

    - Poet in Residence
    St Ambrose Barlow School, Creative Partnerships

    - Low Flying Aircraft
    Manchester Poetry Festival
    Winner of the Manchester Poetry Festival 1998

    - The Dropkick from God
    Commonword, first Published poem 1997


    DREAMRIDING

    Light slips up through the pavement cracks
    Dreamriding
    I am every thing
    I can smell everything
    Touch anything
    It’s an all or nothing dream
    When I dream I fly
    This city is mine
    But not like when I’m awake
    It’s not fake
    I dream
    I ride
    I fly
    I dream I ride in stereophonic
    Quadraphonic
    My bike is bionic
    Six million dollar
    We have the capability
    Dreamriding
    Buzzin I am
    Buzzin
    Lungs expand
    Air drifts

    Breath
    I can breath
    wheels pure titanium
    caught in it lost in it
    zig zag zag zig
    my dreams are so big

    Rise

    Rise in this city an ocean of colours music and smells
    Rise from the streets, full of different twist and turns
    Rise when we clash
    Rise when we stray from our path
    Rise when we mess up
    Rise and then fix up
    Rise when we get lost in a world full of choices
    Rise in a forest of mistakes
    We raise our youth to know which road to take
    Rise like the drama we all have in common
    Where once smoke rose now hope rises
    Rise like the Awakening light
    Rising like a pukka name wished for in the freely shining stars
    Rising like each unique promise
    Rise like a wish for a better world
    Rise like a promise plucked from behind a clouds ear
    Rise like a nebula of possibility
    Rise like a boiling hot melting pot
    Rise like an outbreak of rainbows
    Rise when people buzz off of your tunes and rave like there’s no tomorrow