A brand new poetry press is being launched in Edinburgh this weekend: Stewed Rhubarb is a new venture which publishes the work of spoken word poets and its first three pamphlets are getting a send off at the Jazz Bar, Chamber Street this Sunday, 4th November.
StAnza goers will recognise the three performance poets who are taking their poems from the stage to the printed page for the first time. Nice covers too.
Jenny Lindsay is the reigning BBC Slam Champion and has appeared at a number of festivals and events including StAnza, of course, the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Latitude, and Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Rachel McCrum was a finalist at the 2012 BBC Edinburgh Festival Poetry Slam and winner of the 2012 International Women’s Day Slam. She co-organises Inky Fingers, the Edinburgh based spoken word collective, which has collaborated with StAnza on several occasions.
Katherine McMahon is also one of the organisers of Inky Fingers, and her pamphlet includes an album of her poetry with soundscapes by Fiona Keenan.
Stewed Rhubarb was founded this year by Rachel McCrum and James Harding to provide a publishing outlet for performance poets. The pamphlets are all available to buy online and at the poets' own gigs.
Hear the poets read at Sunday's launch event: entry is £3, and guests are invited to stay at the Jazz Bar for an evening of jazz and frivolity after the readings. For more information, visit the Stewed Rhubarb website