When most people think of Teesside, poetry isn’t the first thing to come to mind. (Usually it’s parmos, footie and gobby women staggering around with kebab juice dripping into the cleavages) But, I can tell you something right now, the poetry scene is Teesside is a vibrant, influential one that’s thriving, attracting new people all the time to explore the literature being crafted in their towns, and encouraging writers to come out from behind their desks, get up and share what they’re created. the Break-Out anthology features six Teesside poets, each with a distinctive style and voice of their own.

If you’re curious about what sort of poetry is being created in that land between the chemical industry and the Cleveland Hills, buy this anthology. Find out.