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Armstrong Keith

Keith Armstrong

Keith Armstrong was born and bred in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, where he has worked as a community development worker, poet, librarian and publisher. He was Year of the Artist 2000 Poet-in-Residence at Hexham Races.

He has recently compiled and edited books on the Durham Miners Gala and on the former mining communities of County Durham and the market town of Hexham.

In his youth he travelled to Paris to seek out the grave of poet Charles Baudelaire and he has been making cultural pilgrimages abroad ever since. His poetry has been translated into Dutch, German, Russian, Italian, Icelandic and Czech.