St Mungo's Mirrorball

The Glasgow network of poets and poetry lovers

Month: November, 2014

Mirrorball Showcase 7

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Thursday 4th December, 7 pm, CCA, Glasgow

Another great evening of poetry with four poets

Colette Bryce

Colette Bryce was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. She lived in London for some years before moving to Scotland in 2002, and later to the North of England where she currently works as a freelance writer. Her poetry collections with Picador include The Full Indian Rope Trick (2004), Self-Portrait in the Dark (2008), and The Whole & Rain-domed Universe, short-listed for this year’s Forward Prize. From 2009 to 2013 she was Poetry Editor at Poetry London. She received the Cholmondeley Award in 2010.

Gerry Loose

Gerry Loose is a poet, writer and land-artist who works primarily with subjects from the natural world, as well as the world of geo-politics. His poems and texts are as often found in built and natural settings as on the page. Among his most recent publications are Printed on Water, New and Selected Poems (Shearsman Books) and that person himself (Shearsman). Newly published is fault line (Vagabond Voices, 2014). His awards include: Creative Scotland Award, Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, Kooneen Säätiö Award, and Hermann Kesten Award.

Marion McCready

Marion McCready lives in Argyll, Scotland. Her poetry pamphlet collection, Vintage Sea, was published by Calder Wood Press (2011). She won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2013 and won the Melita Hume Poetry Prize (2013). Her first full-length collection, Tree Language, was published by Eyewear Publishing (2014).

David Kinloch

David Kinloch is the author of five collections of poetry. His most recent is Finger of a Frenchman (Carcanet, 2012). Tonight he will be launching his chapbook Some Women (Happenstance). Although the books of the Bible are full of women, they don’t often get to say what they think. In this pamphlet they do…

Mirrorball members free / others welcome – £5 on the night

Mirrorball Showcase 6

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Another great night with three wonderful poets: 20th November, CCA, Glasgow, 7pm

Free to members or £5 on the door
Ian Duhig

A former homelessness worker, Ian Duhig has written six books of poetry, most recently ‘Pandorama’ (Picador 2010) and has won the Forward Best Poem Prize, the National Poetry Competition twice and three times been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Duhig has worked extensively on collaborative projects, this year publishing ‘Digressions’ (Smokestack) with the visual artist Philippa Troutman based on their joint project working around Shandy Hall. He contributed to the Shirley Jackson Award-winning short story anthology ‘The New Uncanny’ from Comma and to Smokestack’s ‘A Modern Don Juan’ with Scottish writers he admires such as Douglas Dunn and Bill Herbert.

Miriam Gamble is a poet and critic from Belfast. Her first collection, The Squirrels Are Dead, was published by Bloodaxe in 2010 and won a Somerset Maugham award in 2011; her second, Pirate Music, came out on Bloodaxe in September 2014. She lectures in Creative Writing at Edinburgh University.
Christie Williamson is a poet from Yell in Shetland, whose work in Shetland and English has appeared in the New Shetlander, Poetry Scotland, Northwords Now, Gutter and New Writing Scotland amongst others. In 2009, ‘Arc o Möns’, translations of Federico Garcia Lorca’s poetry into Shetland was published by Hansel Co-operative Press to critical acclaim, winning the Calum MacDonald Memorial Award. Oo an Feddirs is his first full length collection.


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