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Pauline Plummer

Pauline Plummer

 


   
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Based in Tyneside, but born in Liverpool, Pauline Plummer, an Irish/Welsh mixture, writes poetry and short stories. 

Her most recent full collection was Bint, Red Squirrel Press 2011 -  a collection of lyric poems that writes of music, travel, emigration, religion, paintings and celebrates a cast of characters.

Her verse novella From Here to Timbuktu, uses the formula of Canterbury Tales to write of a group of privileged Westerners on a secular pilgrimage to the fabled city, during which they squabble, flirt and tell the stories of their lives. It was chosen as a Read Regional by New Writing North for 2012. 

She has won prizes in various national poetry and short story competitions, most recently the Ilkley Literature Festival 2012.   She was poet laureate of Middlesbrough in 2000 and has collaborated with a painter in an exhibition titled Palaver that travelled the UK in the late 90s. Her short stories have been published in anthologies by Comma Press, Biscuit Publishing, New Writing North, Orbis and The Journal.

She has read her work on BBC Radio 4, Tyne Tees TV,  Sierra Leone national TV and for the British Council. She tutors creative writing at Northumbria University and for the Open University (under the name of Hughes) but also works in the community with children, the elderly and refugees.  She also works as an editor for Mudfog Press, Teesside. And has published a collection of poems and short prose pieces by schoolchildren and students in Sierra Leone.

 

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