We are so glad to be back for our second in person all live Post Lockdown evening of poetry and music, featuring Juana Adcock, Samuel Tongue, Poetry Open Mic, and music from Simmerdim. 

Thursday 25th November 2021

6pm – 7:30pm (doors open 5:45pm)
The Wash Bar (on The Mound) 11-13 N Bank St, Edinburgh EH1 2LP

Admission: £5 (concessions £3) **CASH ONLY**

Our readers:


Juana Adcock is a Mexican-British poet and translator. Her work has been published widely in magazines such as Magma, Words Without Borders, Kenyon Review and Modern Poetry in Translation, as well as anthologies in the UK, Mexico and elsewhere. Her collection Manca (Tierra Adentro 2014) was named as one of the best books published that year by the distinguished critic Sergio Gonzalez Rodriguez. Juana’s English language debut collection Split was published by Blue Diode Press and was a Poetry Book Society Choice and included in The Guardian’s Best Poetry of 2019.


Samuel Tongue’s first collection is Sacrifice Zones (Red Squirrel, 2020) and he has published two pamphlets: Stitch (Tapsalteerie, 2018) and Hauling-Out (Eyewear, 2016). A third, The Nakedness of the Fathers, is forthcoming with Broken Sleep in Feb 2022. He is a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award winner and poems have appeared in BansheeButcher’s Dog, MagmaThe CompassFinished CreaturesPBLJ, The Interpreter’s House, Under the Radar and elsewhere. His work has also been translated into Latvian, Ukrainian, and Arabic. More detail at

Open Mic:

We have four open mic spots each month. These are booked in advance. To request an open mic spot in the future please email us at


Our musicians this month are the Edinburgh a Capella trio SIMMERDIM, who sing all types of song from all over the world. 

The Raffle:

Make sure you have some change in your pocket so you don’t miss out on buying a raffle ticket and the chance of winning one of our delicious lemon cakes! Arts funding is a precarious business and our Lemon Cake raffle goes a long way to keeping the Shore Poets’ financially viable. We are very grateful to all our supporters who have contributed to our funds over the years in this way. 
As an extra treat this month there will be two Lemon Cakes on offer! 

Looking forward to seeing you upstairs at The Wash Bar on the 25th. 

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