Lawrence Hoo has spent most of his life living in Bristol, enough of it to call him a Son of Bristol. His reputation as a poet and artist subtly precedes him, yet his actual presence and his message hits you like water hits hot oil. It’s powerful stuff Lawrence’s story. His experiences of being who he is and growing up the way he did, seeing his world through the eyes of many and churning all his memorable life moments into a coherent format is reason enough to want to explore the mind of this maverick.
Lawrence brings together a medley of culture, identity, traditions and heritage and he cleverly uses social imbalances to justify or dispel or qualify behaviour. Don’t get me wrong; it’s not about blame culture, more about life culture.
Sherrie Eugene Hart