Bob Beagrie is a poet, playwright and senior lecturer in creative writing at Teesside University. He has performed at numerous festivals and venues internationally, including The Royal Festival Hall; Theatre Royal Newcastle; Crossing Borders Festival, Amsterdam; Kiasma Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki; Down By The Laiturri Festival, Turku; The Haganum Festival, Den Haag; The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea; The Poets Café; Silvers, Portugal; and The Poetry Café, London. He has received commissions from Arts Council England, The Hydrogen Jukebox Cabaret of The Spoken Word, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Hartlepool Borough Council, The Laing Gallery and Helsinki Refugee Centre. As well as collaborating with musicians, he has also worked closely with visual artists on public artworks and with theatre company Three Over Eden.
Publications include Huggin & Muninn (Biscuit Publishing, 2003), Endeavour: Newfound Notes (Biscuit Publishing, 2004), Perkele – a bi-lingual pamphlet with Kalle Niinikangas (Ek Zuban, 2006), Yoik (Cinnamon Press, 2008), The Seer Sung Husband (Smokestack Books, 2010), Glass Characters (Red Squirrel, 2011), and KIDS (Mudfog, 2012) a collaboratively written pamphlet with Andy Willoughby. His work has appeared in various anthologies and journals including The Forward Book of Poetry 2009, and has been translated into Urdu, Dutch, Finnish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.