Joe Cullen - Bard of Dalston - is a Scouse-born poet who has been residing in Dalston for the past fifteen years. The BoD served an apprenticeship on the mean streets of Toxteth and Kirkby before moving to London, via Dundee. A social psychologist in previous incarnations, as well as singer-songwriter in a jazz-funk band, the BoD has recently been working with and learning from poets and writers at Birkbeck, University of London, and City Lit.

He has recently been nominated for the Forward Prize 2010/11 in the 'best single poem' category for Listing Dangerously.

Published work

'Turbo-Charged Mobility Vehicle’ published in The Delinquent, Issue 20

'Supermario Christmas’ published in The Delinquent, Issue 20'

'Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ published in Decanto Magazine, August Issue'

'Ill Wind’ published in Other Poetry, series 4, Issue 8'

'The Night a Legend Died’ published in South Bank Poetry, June 2013

'Cat v Human’ published in Decanto magazine, May 2013 issue'

'Via Dolorosa' published in Long Poem magazine, May 2013 issue’

'Los tres toreros descabezados' published in South Bank Poetry magazine, March 2013 issue

'Miracle', 'Night Shift' and 'September' published in 'The North', Issue 50

'Camel' and 'Road to Anjarak' to be published in Stand magazine, 2014