He lived for most of 2011 as a squatter in various buildings in Bristol, including the notable squat ‘Telepathic Heights’ shortly before its repossession triggered the Stokes Croft riot in April that year. In 2012 he moved to Stuttgart, and two years later to Berlin, in order to realise his long-held ambition of learning German, while working as an English teacher.
He quit Germany in 2016 during the European Migrant Crisis, and now lives in Poland.
Disoccidented (2018) is Alfie Shoyger’s first poetry collection. It is largely intended as an autobiography in verse, and works best if you read the poems in the order they appear in the book.
Hate Speech and Thoughtcrime is his proposed second collection, a work in progress.