Five Poets at The Fruitmarket Gallery
featuring: Rachael Boast, Jane Bonnyman, Vahni Capildeo, Alan Gillis, Ira Lightman
The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF
Wednesday 16th August 2017, 7.15pm-9pm (doors open 7.15pm, readings begin sharp at 7.30pm)
Entry is free. Wine/Juice by the glass and books by readers will be on sale.
This annual August poetry feast at The Fruitmarket Gallery features five eclectic and unique poets, each of whom will read for 12-13 minutes and may include a poem in response to the Gallery’s current exhibition by fascinating Brazilian artist, Jac Leirner.
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W N Herbert & Andy Jackson
EIBF Bosco Theatre (George Street)
Tue 15 Aug 12:30pm - 1:30pm
New Boots and Pantisocracies is a popular blog run by W N Herbert, Professor of Poetry at Newcastle University, and Andy Jackson, Medical Librarian of Dundee University. For 100 days after the 2015 general election, they published a poem each day on the new political landscape from voices as disparate as Sean O'Brien, Daljit Nagra, Polly Clark and George Szirtes.