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Poet in Residence

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An exciting new element has been added to the ‘Heroism & Heartbreak’ Project – a Poet in Residence.

This new section of the website will feature a number of pieces of work from local poet and performer Kirsten Luckins, (www.kirstenluckins.wordpress.com), who has very kindly agreed to be our voluntary Poet in Residence for the duration of the project.

In 2014 Kirsten’s first solo show, The Moon Cannot Be Stolen, came second in the Saboteur Awards for Best Spoken Word Show.  She has been a finalist in the BBC National Slam, twice longlisted for the York Literature Prize, and shortlisted for the Wenlock International Poetry Prize 2015.

Kirsten has been published in many poetry magazines, and her first full collection will be published by Burning Eye in 2016. She is also the north-east programme co-ordinator for performance poetry organisation Apples and Snakes.

Please note that some of Kirsten's poetry contains adult content. 


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