ABOUT

Hi, I’m Natasha Helen Crudden and welcome to my website dudes.  I’m a punk-poet, guitarist, fiction writer and photographer based in Dublin.  I’ve been published in poetry anthologies such as Voices from the HollowDrumlin Hearths and The Babble Journal, and more recently The Dublin Poetry Map, The Bogman’s Cannon and Flare 1 and 2.  In 2012 I completed a cert in Creative Writing and from our graduating class Cavan Writers Forum was created, of which I was PRO and events manager until the group shut down in 2015.

In December 2013 I self-published my debut poetry book Barbed-Wire Cage, which was launched in July 2014 by Clones poet Ted McCarthy.  My debut novel, a post-Celtic Tiger action/adventure novel for young adults, followed in October 2014, and was launched that November by Dublin rapper and poet Temper-Mental MissElayneous.  In December 2015 I completed a poetry EP named Barbed-Wire Cage, combining poems from the book with music, and in February 2016 I finished recording my punk-poetry EP Detonation Day with Mother Universe Studios in Wexford.   My current projects include my second poetry book and album, Ctrl/Alt/Delete, a rock&roll-inspired novel named The Katzenjammer Chronicles, and a photo-documentary and history fusion named Life on the Other Side of the Tracks.

 I am an avid fan of the Dublin open-mic scene, which I love to perform within, and some of the nights I’ve performed at include The Circle Sessions, Jailbreak Sessions, FRESH poetry slam, The Sunflower Sessions, The Merg Sessions, LOQ, Dublin’s Underground Beat and Muse Open Mic.  I’ve also performed at Friday Arts at No.5, The CO Club, The Friday Night Platform, The Monday Echo and A-musing as a featured artist, and with A-musing’s segment of The Circle Sessions at Electric Picnic 2015.  In December 2015 I was honoured to contribute my poem The Burning Man to The Circle Sessions album, and had a featured slot on the Earth Spirit stage at Electric Picnic 2016. Monday nights you can normally find me in the basement of the International Bar on Wicklow St as one of the Circle Sessions regulars, and if you find yourself in that area at that time, get yourself down there for a night of music, poetry, prose, improv and all-in-all genius.

And lastly, the inspiration for my work mostly comes from life experience, music, urban exploration and industrial decay, and I am influenced by the work of Edgar Allan Poe, George Orwell, Billie Joe Armstrong, Oscar Wilde, T.S. Eliot, Kurt Cobain and Robert Frost.

Get in touch!

natasha_h_crudden@yahoo.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/NatashaHelenCrudden/?pnref=lhc

https://twitter.com/NatashaHelenC

 

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