Bernadette Cremin is an award-winning poet and performer. She has published three collections of poetry: Perfect Mess (2006, Biscuit Publishing), Speechless (2007, Waterloo Press), Miming Silence (2009, Waterloo Press) and a pamphlet, Loose Ends (2012, Pighog Press). A ‘new & selected poems’ is due out from Irish publishers, Salmon Poetry, in the near future.
She has released three CDs combining poetry and music with a fourth (Mutual Territory) due to be released. During 2012 she was poet-in-residence on Brighton’s Radio Reverb.
She has performed frequently at venues in Britain and Ireland, including major festivals such as Glastonbury, The Big Green, Replay Festival and Limerick International Poetry Festival.
Her work is collected in the Metropolitan University of London’s archive of Irish and Anglo-Irish Literature.
In 2000 she was winner of the ‘South East Performance Poetry Bursary’ funded by Arts Council England. In 2005 she was winner of the Biscuit Publishing International Poetry Competition. In 2011 she was recipient of a New Voices award from DAO (Disability Arts Online), for whom she also published an online blog.
In 2010 a scratch performance of her one woman show, Altered Egos, was runner up in The Latest awards for Best Literature Performance at the Brighton Fringe Festival. This show was further developed with director Mark C. Hewitt and premiered to excellent reviews at the New Venture Theatre, Brighton, in March 2012.