Joe Cullen, aka ‘Bard of Dalston’, has been published in a number of poetry magazines and journals including South Poetry, South Bank Poetry, Other Poetry, Long Poem Magazine, Decanto, The North, Stand, The Projectionist's Playground,  Snakeskin, Ninemuses and The Delinquent as well as ‘Footballpoets.org’. Poetry awards and commendations include: ‘Poetry Pulse’, 2012; ‘Rhyme & Reason’, 2012; ‘Sportswriters Awards’, 2012, 'Four Counties', 2015. He has given poetry readings at Torriano, London, RADA, London, Salisbury Arts Centre, Barbican Arts Centre, Poetry Café, London and the Crystal Palace festival. He was nominated by South Poetry for the Forward Prize 2010/11 in the 'best single poem' category and received a 2012 ‘Poetry Kit’ Award for best poem of 2012.