Colin Bramwell

Colin Bramwell is a poet, performer and musician from the Black Isle. His fourth spoken-word theatre show, Umbrella Man, completed a full run at Summerhall’s 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, and is currently touring the UK after playing to festivals in the Czech Republic, Australia and New Zealand. Colin’s poetry was shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize in 2017 and the Wigtown Poetry Prize 2019, and has been published in Gutter. He is currently working on a first pamphlet of poems. He won the John Dryden Translation Award in 2018 for his co-translations of the Taiwanese poet Yang Mu. Other translations have been published in a number of journals, as well as in Hawk of the Mind, a recent collected works of Yang Mu, published by University of Columbia Press. Colin is also a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of St Andrews.

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Poetry Café: Angie Strachan and Colin Bramwell »

Lunchtime poetry from two of Scotland’s funniest spoken word poets

Thu 5 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £7.00/£5.75 | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre



For Professor Chen-chen Tseng

Tonight, time has a quiet colour.
The waves are hushed and dark
enamelled mountains bow

to fog your specs with thunder.

Tonight the coast of seven stars sparks
bright against the shoreline's shroud.

Morning's coming soon.

Hush the coursing sky and clouds,
hold the sun to disembark.

Tonight you are his mother.
Today, you are the moon.

Colin Bramwell