Bert Flitcroft Poetry

About Bert

Photograph of Bert Flitcroft

Bert Flitcroft is currently Staffordshire Poet Laureate. He is an experienced and accomplished poet who for some time has been quietly and unassumingly spreading the poetry word in the Midlands – at workshops, as a teacher and mentor, as poet-in-residence and so on. He ran, for a number of years, week-long residential poetry-writing courses for sixth-formers in Staffordshire, working alongside guest poets in residence such as Carol Ann Duffy, Adrian Henry, Linda France and others.

In 2015 he was Poet in Residence at The Southwell Poetry Festival and he has performed at a number of national Festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe twice (as a 'Blackwell's Writer), Birmingham, Lichfield, Ilkley, Buxton, Stafford, as well reading at The Door at The Birmingham Rep. However he is equally at home in pubs, libraries - any place where people are interested in poetry.

He is a confident and assured reader, at ease with an audience, always ready to discuss his poetry and poetry in general and to tackle head on the questions that developing poets frequently ask.

“Bert Flitcroft is an honest, genuine writer - his poems are accessible without being simplistic, honed and well crafted without being clever, eschewing obscurity in favour of direct and clear human speech which has the ring of true poetry, much in the manner of Edward Thomas and Robert Frost.”
David Calcutt - poet and novelist
Front Cover of Bert Flitcroft's new collection Thought-Apples
“This is lived poetry and many will identify with the places, moods and hazards on his journey.”
More about 'Thought-Apples'

'Thought-Apples' is available from www.offaspress.co.uk or direct, via the Contacts Page.

Buy 'Thought-Apples - 25 Poems'
Front Cover of Bert Flitcroft's new book Singing Puccini at the kitchen sink
“Crafted, controlled... poetry with an 'unruffled' philosophical quality.”
Andy Croft
More about 'Singing Puccini at the Kitchen Sink'

'Singing Puccini at the Kitchen Sink' is available on Kindle from Amazon or direct, via the Contacts Page.