Exhibition Texts:

Archeology or What if We Kissed at the Skeletons of Modena 


for When Yellow Wishes to Ingratiate it Becomes Gold, an exhibition of Derek Jarman's paintings at Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, Soho, June 2021. 


Essay / Story

How to Draw Hands [PDF] on Warm Yourself by my Trash Fire, May 2020


Begin with the birds, an essay by D Mortimer (Let’s go Swimming Press, 2019).

'Conference Poem #1' by D Mortimer in Queer Modern Poets (Pilot Press, 2019).

We Are the Same Number Now, Poems by D Mortimer & Tyfoid (Let's go Swimming Press, 2019).


‘Like Lord Byron’ in A Queer Anthology of Sickness ed. Richard Porter, (Pilot Press, 2019).


‘Supermarket Revelations’ in Liberating The Canon: An Anthology of Innovative Literature ed. Isabel Waidner (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018).




I Don’t Want to Go On Living in This World Without You: Acker, Eminem and Co-Dependency, video work for the ICA, London 2019. Extract below (contact for full length work).



June 2020


Reading my personal essay 'Like Lord Byron' (2019) below. Video recorded for Criposium, a two day symposium on disability and intersectionality. June 2020.


Summary: D Mortimer reads from their personal essay ‘Like Lord Byron’ about the nuanced and embodied throughways between disability and gender. The work is specifically about the author’s relationship to their clubbed right foot. And takes a closer look at the correlation between medically prescribed prosthesis and prosthesis used for gender affirmation purposes and in sex.

May 2020


D Mortimer reads their poem 'Stone Circles' [video] published on Anamot press. 















Events / Readings


The Kathy Acker Reading Group, Host, ICA, July 2019.

'Conference Poem #1.' (Reading) at What is Queer Writing? (Queer Ink), Athens, June 2019.

Queers Read This, Poet (Reading) ICA, London, March 2019.

'I just Wanna B Wherever You Are' (Performance Lecture), Goodbye to London, LimeWharf, London, Feb. 2018.



'Squish me Tender' by D. Mortimer Granta, Nov 2019.

‘Masculinity is Leaving The Male Body’ by D. Mortimer Granta, Sep 2018.


‘Blue plaques for LGBT icons is a start, but how do we commemorate the closet?’ The Guardian, 2016.