Shore Poets MARCH: John Glenday, Molly Vogel, Hamish Whyte + Tuesday Rose McDonough

March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a clarsach. (Little-known Gaelic proverb.)

SHORE POETS: MARCH 2015
Sunday 29th March 2015, 7.45 pm to 10.00pm (doors open 7.15pm)
Henderson’s at St John’s, St John’s Church, corner of Lothian Road and Princes Street, Edinburgh
Admission: £5 (concessions £3)

Headline poet: John Glenday
New poet: Molly Vogel
Shore Poets: Hamish Whyte
Live music by Tuesday Rose McDonough

HEADLINE POET: JOHN GLENDAY

John Glenday was born in Broughty Ferry in 1952. He’s published three poetry collections, mostly recently Grain (a Poetry Book Society recommendation, which was shortlisted for both the Ted Hughes Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize). His work has been described as humourous and surreal, and Kathleen Jamie described him as a “tough mystic”. He tutors for the Poetry School and has been a judge for the National Poetry Competition.

JohnGlenday

NEW POET: MOLLY VOGEL

Molly Vogel is a poet from Thousand Oaks, California. She has been shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize and the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in Fish, Aesthetica, and PN Review. She is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. A collection of her work will appear in Carcanet’s New Poetries VI this year.

MollyVogelPhoto

SHORE POETS: HAMISH WHYTE

[For anyone who read the earlier version: Jane and Nancy will be appearing in June.]

Hamish Whyte was born near Glasgow where he lived before moving to Edinburgh in 2004. He has edited many anthologies of Scottish literature, and runs Mariscat Press. He’s an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow and plays percussion in the band The Whole Shebang. His most recent collection of poems, Hannah, Are You Listening?, was published by HappenStance in 2013.

Hamish Whyte

Hamish Whyte

MUSICIAN: TUESDAY ROSE MCDONOUGH

Tuesday Rose McDonough has been playing clarsach and singing since she was eight years old. Her repertoire extends from traditional Gaelic songs to Nirvana and Bob Dylan. She is a fluent gaelic speaker and won the medal for self-accompanied singing at the National Mod in Stornoway while still at primary school. She’s sung and played the clarsach live on radio and in a number of venues including The Queen`s Hall, The Usher Hall, The Royal Scots Club, and The Edinburgh Society of Musicians. She’s received awards from the EMI Foundation and The Verdi Trust.

AUDIENCE: YOU!

As always, you’ll have a chance to support Shore Poets and win the amazing lemon cake (and maybe other prizes) by participating in our raffle. Don’t forget to send us an email if you want to be considered for next month’s Open Night – for more information, see this post.

Those all-important details again:

Sunday 29th March 2015, 7.45 pm to 10.00pm (doors open 7.15pm)
Henderson’s at St John’s, St John’s Church, corner of Lothian Road and Princes Street, Edinburgh
Admission: £5 (concessions £3)

See you there!

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Readings by mainly Scottish poets on the last Sunday of every month

Scottish Book Trust

(Photo credit)

One thought on “Shore Poets MARCH: John Glenday, Molly Vogel, Hamish Whyte + Tuesday Rose McDonough

  1. Hi, Just to say that if you’d like to pick up on Tracey’s Gaelic proverb of March going out like a clarsach, I’d love to help Shore Poets do this! I played my clarsach at SPL when Alastair Cook was featuring his Absent Voices series of FilmPoems in which John Glenday and Jane McKie also featured, http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/connect/events/alastair-cooks-filmpoem-project-and-absent-voices, also http://filmpoem.com/filmpoem-at-scottish-poetry-library/.

    Please let me know what you think!

    Best wishes.

    Rita

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