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Bernadette Cremin was born in March 1964 and started writing when she was about 14. She bimbled happily through school until walking out one May afternoon in 1981 for reasons that still escape her! She then fell in and out of growing up until she got her act together and returned to full time education in 1985 where she dutifully collected a medley of badges and bows and all that follows!
She has never owned a pet or pair of six inch heels and has lived with the curious companion of epilepsy and neurological illness since her teens. Cremin has dipped her toe in many pies but it’s more than fair to say that poetry has been kind to her since she moved to Brighton for a year in 1996 where she continues to stay for her sins! Her favourite childhood memory is being driven to church for her first holy communion in a white jag that her uncle Tony acquired for the day…bless him!
Miming Silence is her third poetry collection, and second to come out from Waterloo Press, following the success of Speechless (2007), a poem from which, ‘Nadia’, was Highly Commended in the 2009 Forward Poetry Prize. Cremin has recently been on a reading tour of Ireland and continues to perform and record her poetry regularly.