Shore Poets MARCH: Ingrid Murray, Ian McDonough, Kei Miller, & Wild Myrtles

Henderson’s at St John’s, Lothian Road, Edinburgh
7.45 pm to 10.00 pm
Sunday 30th March 2014

Bar from 7.15pm
Admission £5 / Concessions £3

Hello poetry fans and friends,

We are excited to bring you this month’s brilliant line-up ahead of our open mic in April. Remember you can still sign up for that by following the instructions at this link! But before we get to the Open Night, please do come and join us for what promises to be a phenomenal March event!

Kei Miller

Our headline poet for March is the inimitable Kei Miller. Kei was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1978, and moved to the UK in 2004. He is the author of three poetry collections, most recently There Is An Anger That Moves (2007) and A Light Song Of Light (2010), both from Carcanet Press. There Is An Anger That Moves won the Dylan Thomas Prize, and A Light Song of Light was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn-Rhys Memorial Prize. Kei is also the editor of New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology, published by Carcanet in 2007. He also writes fiction and essays, and teaches Creative Writing at The University of Glasgow.

Our Shore Poet this month is Ian McDonough. Ian’s publications include the poem sequence A Rising Fever (Kettilonia, 2000), Clan MacHine (Chapman, 2003) and The Vanishing Hitchhiker (Mariscat, 2007). His work has also appeared in places like New Writing Scotland, Poetry Scotland and the Edinburgh Review, and his new collection, A Witch Among The Gooseberries, is forthcoming from Mariscat. Ian writes plays as well as poetry, and when not writing, he works for Scottish community justice organisation Sacro.

This month we’re delighted to welcome new poet Ingrid Murray to Shore Poets. Ingrid holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh, and as well as poetry, writes short fiction and has completed work on two novels. Her poetry has appeared in various places, including Poetry Scotland, and on the Scottish Book Trust website for her poetic tribute to the Scottish Poetry Library. In 2013 she was shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize.

We’re also excited to be hosting the hugely popular all-female a capella singing group The Wild Myrtles this month! These ladies have performed all over Scotland and you’ll be able to buy one or both of their two brilliant albums on the night.

As always, we’ll be giving YOU the chance to join this stellar line up. If you’d like the chance to read a poem in one of our two wildcard slots, bring something to read along with you, and put your name in the hat when you pay at the door.
All this, and our famous lemon cake raffle.

We hope to see you there!

Henderson’s at St John’s, Lothian Road, Edinburgh
7.45 pm to 10.00 pm
Sunday 30th March 2014

Bar from 7.15pm
Admission £5 / Concessions £3

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