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Introducing Kirsty

Kirsty Allison is a writer and poet whose creativity extends across the media and arts.  She began as a teenager on pirate radio, writing for magazines, before presenting on late-night TV and DJing internationally, having a band with Irvine Welsh and Kris Needs.  Winning awards for radio documentary and indie film, she has had art in the Tate and Oscar Niemeyer, and made clothes for A-listers.

She now edits arts on DJ Mag, publishes her own zine: Cold Lips, and hosts the Sylvia Plath Fan Club anti-literary night, and other events.  In demand as a poet, she performs, sometimes with films, usually with bands.  Unedited, her hand-stitched poetry collection is highly collectible.

  • ‘Kirsty Allison is the most rock n roll poet living in London’ Kelli Ali
  • ‘She’s a modern Patti Smith’ Johny Brown, Band of Holy Joy
  • ‘Her poetry is the only that gives me goosebumps’ Delilah Holliday, Skinny Girl Diet
  • ‘Wordsmith wizardry’ Adam J. Harmer, Fat White Family