‘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 writer, intersectional feminist, podcaster and curator. Bridget’s poetry is a love-letter to survivor solidarity. They 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. They 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. They 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 they 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 the debut chapbook Better Watch Your Mouth (Burning Eye Books 2017).
Bridget is the co-editor of indie poetry press Burning Eye Books. They delivers workshops, talks and has appeared on panels about modern publishing. They have 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.
’a tsunami of rage.’ – razorcake.org
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