Bert Flitcroft is currently Staffordshire Poet Laureate. He grew up in Lancashire, where he was born in 1946, and now lives in the Midlands. A graduate of Sheffield University, for some time he has been quietly, unassumingly spreading the poetry word as teacher, mentor, workshop leader, poet-in-residence, and reader. He has two collections of poetry published.
“Bert is a joy to listen to. His sonnet to a bacon sandwich, where his wife – shouting 'something about pulling and weight' – throws a bacon sandwich at his head, is a wry, insightful comment on the dynamics of a relationship. Like all Bert’s work, it’s delivered with a twinkle in his eye. A master of his craft.“Steve Pottinger : Writeoutloud
This is lived poetry that will please poetry readers and the general public alike; poetry that reflects upon the raw ingredients of life we all share while capturing those unexpected moments when we suddenly see ourselves and the world in a new light.
Click on the links below to read poems from Bert's two published collections: 'Thought-Apples' and 'Singing Puccini at the Kitchen Sink'
You can read more about Bert and his "Thought-Apples" collection in his interview, 'In the Booklight' with Sarah James.
'Singing Puccini at the kitchen sink' was published in 2012 by Fineleaf and. after a third successful print run, is still available in paperback direct, via the Contacts Page.More about 'Singing Puccini at the Kitchen Sink'