Hear Hare Here #11: Calum Roger, Gerry Loose, Kirsten Norrie @ Golden Hare Books, Edinburgh [14 June]

Hear Hare Here #11: Calum Roger, Gerry Loose, Kirsten Norrie

18:30 - 20:00

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Golden Hare Books
68 St Stephen Street, EH3 5AQ Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Summertime, and the living is easy – and the poetry is jumping! We are so pleased to welcome three brilliant poets along for Hear Hare Here number eleven: Calum Roger, Gerry Loose, and Kirsten Norrie. Join us for an evening of poetry, our raffle, and a glass of wine.

Calum Rodger is a Glasgow-based poet working in print, performance and digital media. His pamphlets Know Yr Stuff: Poems on Hedonism and Glasgow Flourishesare published by Tapsalteerie, and he performed his show Rock, Star, North. – a poetic travelogue set in the Grand Theft Auto V universe – with Flint & Pitch in 2017. He is Co-Director of the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School and completed a PhD at the University of Glasgow on ‘avant-gardener’ Ian Hamilton Finlay.

Gerry Loose has a background in horticulture and ecology; his poetry is informed by a wide knowledge of gardening and environmental issues, and is to be found in gardens as well as books. He has been Poet in Residence at the Botanic Gardens of Glasgow and at Montpellier, France’s oldest botanic garden. He has also made work for Hidden Gardens, Glasgow and Port Logan Botanic Gardens.

He has been a recipient of a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and a Creative Scotland Award, and has been Creative Director of the Peace Garden.

Loose’s poetry and poetic writings are gathered in five book-length collections and six pamphlets (see bibliography below), and he is also the editor of The Holistic Handbook and The Botanical Basho.

MacGillivray is the Highland name of writer and artist Kirsten Norrie. Norrie returned to Scotland after studying at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford where she received a doctorate in Performance and Scottish Identity; her thesis was entitled Cloth, Cull and Cocktail: Anatomising the Performer Body of ‘Scotland’. She was nominated for PRS/Help Musicians Scottish Performer of the Year in 2017.

She has published two books of poetry, The Last Wolf of Scotland (Pighog/Red Hen, 2013) and The Nine of Diamonds: Surroial Mordantless (Bloodaxe Books, 2016). A third, The Gaelic Book of the Dead, is due from Bloodaxe in February 2019. Her non-fiction work, Scottish Lost Boys (as by Kirsten Norrie), is due from Stranger Attractor/The MIT Press in autumn 2018.

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