Who is Kiersty Boon?

Kiersty Boon is a writer, publisher and performance artist from Hove, East Sussex. 

One novel, two poetry collections and two cds have been published and sold worldwide.

The much loved story of Kate and Ern in ‘Walking on Chalk’, was first written online, with daily postings attracting a solid fan base internationally. The book was subsequently published in 2008 by Legend Press,  expanding on the tale of these charming but dysfunctional characters and their tragic relationship. The first poetry collection, ‘The Poet Busker’ led to numerous invitations to perform at festivals, clubs and pubs, with music accompaniments in duet with the spoken word. The second collection, ‘Little White Lies’ was later converted into an i-book, which combined visual, audio and background information for what has been described as a poetic 3(.24)D experience.

Kiersty has won several competitions for both her poetry and prose pieces and has had her poems published in various Forward Press collections, magazines and online zines.

Kiersty has moved her experience and expertise of publishing to offer the service to other writers and groups internationally. (Read more…)

Kiersty runs workshops on self-publishing, blog building, poetry and poetry performance. (Read more…)

Kiersty Boon is Manager of Ubu Projex (Pere Ubu, Rocket From The Tombs, David Thomas and two pale boys, David Thomas (solo)).

33 thoughts on “Who is Kiersty Boon?

  1. Brilliant to put the video and poetry together. No wonder you’re out of time! So many projects! And all well done. Bravo, Kizz. xx – Mimi.

  2. Hi Kiersty, I’m Buz from Somewhere off Jazz Street. I just got to listen to the Bus Ride (and watch the video too) and I love what you’ve done with the song. Your voice and your words are captivating !!

  3. Salutations from Southwick! Odd that it took an Aussie to tell me you were there, I’ll be checking out the book soon.

  4. You gave me a poem outside the Brighton museum, and read me some others – which were lovely.

    I really loved ‘the shopping list’

  5. Lovely to bump into you in the Brighton sunshine yesterday, and thanks for the info re self-publishing and new ways with poetry! I’m starting to think that’s the way to go – Seize the day!

  6. Kiersty – thank you so very much for performing at Rapunzel Gets Down last night – I think you’re bloody marvellous and we had some wonderful feedback from the audience. Thank you too for the poem postcards – I think ‘First Light’ is a masterpiece! We’d love to have you back some time if you’re up for it. Apologies for not buying ‘Poet Busker’ last night – too distracted – but I’m off to do it right now… Ann x

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the invitation (as said if you need a lady with very little time and very poor review skills, here I am )

    PS I love your podcasts and videos.

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  9. Dear Kiersty,

    We are a group of Hospitality and Event Management students currently studying at the University of Brighton. As part of our course we are professionally planning, organising and running an event in Brighton, Jubilee Square, on May 1, 2010.

    The event is themed ‘VOCAL EXPRESSIONS’ which focuses on the different ways people can express themselves vocally.

    I would like to send you an email with furhter information which you might be interested in.

    Thank you in advance and I hope we will be in touch soon.

    All the best,

    Marion Blatt

  10. Hi Kiersty

    It’s cousin Claire from over in Eastbourne! Just to say I’ve been listening to the Podcasts and wondering when you’re going to get the cd together? My absolute favourites are In a dark road, One woman, Fairy steps, The shopping list, My Jerry Springer moment, Poet Busker and Post Script. Hope to be in touch soon. Lots love. Claire xx

  11. I’m trying to do the cd this month but, damn, I’m such a perfectionist that it’s taking for ever. Nothing I do sounds good enough at the mo. Going to email you tonight. So good to hear from you!

  12. Just submitted Twowinter and Livv&Trippa to Publish America (It’s free)
    twas nice to watch you step on the blue again. The largest procrastinator in the world promises himself again to buy your book.

  13. Hi everyone! I really enjoyed reading the book walking on chalk! I’m going to present it to my class next week… So if someone knows there was a reason for her to write this book please tell me 🙂
    and by the way how old is she? (i don’t need to know it exactly just around… =)
    thank U and greeting from switzerland

  14. Kizz, miss you much. Glad to hear you’re up and running with your book again. It’s well worth the reprint – well, really “The Poet Busker” is excellent as well. Hope to hear from you soon. *big hug* – Mimi. xxxx

  15. Hey Kiersty! Any ideas when the next open mic night will be? Am trying hard to get organised this year!!!! Must e-mail you soon. Promise. Am loving the valentine thread. Catch up soon. Claire xx

  16. Claire!! ((((((((((((you)))))))))))) Yes please catch up soon. I shall let you know when the next openmic is going to be but we must have coffee (and cake) before then 🙂

  17. Glad I found you here too! 🙂 wrote a reply to your comment (thanks) and please, feel free to pop by any time you have a free moment! I’m always puttering around with one crazy thing or another!

    (BTW…tomorrow 2 friends of mine and I are doing a sort of Writer’s Round Table…If you’re interested in seeing what it’s all about hop on my page at some point tomorrow (night for you)).

    Take care sweets and don’t be a stranger! 😀

  18. Hi Kiersty, thank you for all those wonderful reviews on WC… and i love the postcard… it’s one of my favourite poems of yours… i still remember the picture of the Seven Sisters! Maybe one day i will be down in Brighton when the festival is on… i’ll have to look for poetry events at the BF on the web. Julia

  19. Hello Kiersty,

    A nice blog you have got up here. Great job! 🙂

    I’m dropping by to thank you for following my blog. I hope I don’t disappoint you and that your visits in my blog have been and will always be an enjoyable experience.. 🙂

    Have a lovely day to you and thank you again! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  20. Hi sweetie stumbled across your blog by accident. (Fortuna spins again!!!)
    Love your ideas and your work. I’m also a writer and live in Sussex, I’ve been looking to spread my voice a little, thinking I need a few cultured minds to bumble along with!! Could I send you some of my work possibly as any critique would be much appreciated.
    I hope this find you in gloried health and with the same wonderment it was sent.
    Your Rob. xx.

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