Thanks to everyone who came along to the last night of our 2012-13 season! We thoroughly enjoyed all the readings and felt like we went out with a bang this year! We’ll be back on 29th September 2013 with a brand new season programme, packed with exciting poets and musicians. In the meantime, you can stay in touch via Twitter, and you can also peruse these photos of the June event!
Tracey S Rosenberg took the final Shore Poets Wildcard slot of the season! We loved her poem about Doctor Who companions.
A good friend of Shore Poets, Tom Fairnie played us songs about “woman, the creator and destroyer,” among other things!
Samuel Tongue was the first of the Clydebuilters to take the mic. Among his poems was a brilliant piece of ekphrasis.
Eveline Pye, also representing Clydebuilters, began a poem with the great lines, “In the dream I know he’s dead / but I also know he’s going to be hungry.”
Nuala Watt, the third Clyebuilter to come to the mic, impressed us with her feisty comebacks in response to Milton and others.
The final Clydebuilter of the night was Irene Hossack, whose poem for the Red Road asylum seekers was really moving.
Our Shore Poet was the always excellent Nancy Somerville, who delighted everyone by bringing out the old favourite “A Bucket of Frogs.” Many thanks to Alan Coady for the second of these two photos of Nancy.
Our headliner was the inimitable Don Paterson, who read some fantastic new work, including a found poem full of bizarre things people have written about him on the internet.
Enjoy your summer, and see you in September!