Bert Flitcroft was born and brought up in Lancashire but now lives in the Midlands. A graduate of Sheffield University, he is an experienced and accomplished poet who for some time has been quietly and unassumingly spreading the poetry word as teacher, mentor, workshop leader, poet-in-residence, and reader. He has three collections of poetry published: ‘Thought-Apples' with Offa's Press, ‘Singing Puccini at the Kitchen Sink’ and most recently ‘JUST ASKING’.
Bert’s poetry has been published in national magazines and various anthologies. He has been Poet in Residence at The Southwell Poetry Festival and has performed at a number of national festivals, including The Edinburgh International Book Festival. He was Staffordshire Poet Laureate 2015-2017 and curated ‘The Staffordshire Poetry Collection’.
He has worked as resident poet at one of our ‘National Treasures’, The Wedgwood Collection at the V&A, as resident poet with the prestigious R.I.B.A. exhibition of ‘The Road Less Travelled’: and recently as part of the University of Keele project ‘Labelling the Museum’.
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