Poetry Centre Stage
Make it a Saturday night to remember with a double bill of poetry from two of Scotland’s best loved poets. Kicking off the evening is William Letford, a poet whose two collections with Carcanet contain poems “painted wae mischief” and full of a resilient joy in life. He has performed internationally and his work has appeared on radio and television.
Next up at 21:00 is Liz Lochhead, the former Scots Makar (2011-2016). Liz’s work is described by the Scottish Poetry Library as “both transgressive and popular”, and her prominence as a woman writing as well as her use of the Scots idiom inspired Scottish female writers from Ali Smith to Kirsten Innes. Her intimate, outspoken and engaging poems have been published in a number of collections, most recently Fugitive Colours.