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