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Nick Burbridge is an Anglo-Irish poet, playwright, novelist, journalist, short story and songwriter, who lives in Brighton. He is author of two other books of poetry: All Kinds of Disorder (Waterloo Press, 2006; also released as an album of readings and effects), and On Call (Envoi Poets, 1994). His plays include Dirty Tricks (Soho Theatre), Vermin (Finborough), and Cock Robin (Verity Bargate Award Runner-up).
Burbridge writes for his own fringe company, and has had work broadcast often on BBC Radio. His novel, Operation Emerald (Pluto), was published under the pseudonym Dominic McCartan. He collaborated with Captain Fred Holroyd on War Without Honour (Harrap/Medium), launched at the House of Commons. His short stories have featured in literary journals, and Arts Council anthologies New Stories 5 and 6 (Hutchinson) and 20 Stories (Secker & Warburg).
As a singer/ songwriter Burbridge has made six albums with band McDermott’s Two Hours, in collaboration with The Levellers, who covered his song ‘Dirty Davey’ on their eponymous number one album. His songs are widely recognised as a significant contribution to the folk revival.