‘A punch in the stomach and a kiss on the lips.’ – Agnes Török
‘…it’s easy to understand punk through the male prism of John Cooper Clarke and Attila The Stockbroker. But Bridget is proving that punk also means being honest and open. Autobiographical. Raw.’ – Henry Raby
Bristol-based DIY punk, intersectional feminist, podcaster. Gryffindor-er, Bridget’s poetry is a love-letter to womxn and survivor solidarity. She writes with a beautiful anger that not only empowers but inspires to kick back against the world and dig deep within our own introspective selves. A master of DIY, immediate and intimate performance, a solid reminder you’d better watch your mouth.
Bridget is a seasoned performer and active voice for equality in the arts. She has performed across the country at poetry events, festivals and protests. As well as appearing in political spaces and music venues, Bridget has performed at Cheltenham Literary Festival, Verve Poetry Festival, Milk at the Tobacco Factory and Say Owt. She has toured and performed with Petrol Girls, Atterkop, Perkie and Efa Supertramp speaking out against inequality at shows. Her poems are featured in numerous zines and DIY projects and she has been published in The Morning Star and Ink, Sweat and Tears. Bridget is the co-host of Chips and Beans, the popular podcast for feminist punks. In 2013 she released a zine of poems called Scraped Knees and Sob Stories followed by her chapbook Better Watch Your Mouth (Burning Eye Books 2017).
Bridget is the co-editor of indie poetry press Burning Eye Books. She delivers workshops, talks and has appeared on panels about modern publishing. She has judged poetry slams and competitions and project manages Bx3, an assisted self publishing service. Burning Eye Books won Most Innovative Publisher at the Saboteur Awards in 2016 and was shortlisted for The Small Press Award at The British Books’ Awards 2019.
In October 2018 Bridget began hosting and programming That’s What She Said‘s Bristol chapter, a poetry and performance night for womxn and non-binary people, set up by For Books Sake.
‘…she is not afraid to speak out, and she empowers other women by her ability to do so. It is important that we see and hear and read women like Hart, and to see them accepted into the wider world, refusing to not be accepted.’ – Carmina Masoliver
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