I'm Kirsten and I became North East Coordinator at the beginning of December 2010. My primary concern is to make sure I really help as many artists as possible with their professional development, regardless of where they are in their career, and that I do it in ways that are creative, innovative, challenging and FUN.
The region has a strong tradition of independent poetry publishing, from presses such as Bloodaxe, Diamond Twig, Mudfog, Red Squirrel and Zebra Publishing. Thanks to the passionate efforts of local poets and promoters, we also now have a thriving scene for spoken word performance in a range of wonderful venues.
(To read the rest of Kirsten's introduction to the North East, click here).
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