In a world ago Bernadette worked as a social worker (homeless/addiction), a tea lady, sociology lecturer, TEFL teacher, bank clerk and an absolutely hopeless waitress. Due to choice and circumstance Bernadette moved to Brighton in 1996 to drink petrol.
Since then Bernadette Cremin has gone on to win a Year Of The Artist Award, a performance poetry bursary (ACE), represented Brighton in national slams and published in the UK and Eire. It's not surprising she has had such success, with stage outfits the same colour as glittering sites such as http://www.casino.com/ and words that can make people stop in their tracks. Alongside solo commissions Bernadette has collaborated with Paul Mex (music producer for State Art), a film-maker (Indifference Productions) a photographer (ProjectPoetry) and Robert Whittle(Promise of Threat).
In 2005 Bernadette Cremin was the outright winner of the 2005 Biscuit Publishing "Challenge" themed poetry competition. Perfect Mess is Bernadettes prize collection.
Bernadette's second full collection "Speechless" (Waterloo Press) will be available spring 2007.
She presently lives with an eclectic CD collection and a nosey neighbour who thinks that poetry is for snobs and drop-outs!