The next Mirrorball will be the Clydebuilt 10 Showcase on Thursday 3rd May at 7pm in the CCA clubroom, featuring mentor Gerry Loose and mentees: Lindsey Shields Waters, Ross Wilson, Molly Vogel and Craig Coyle.
The poetry of Gerry Loose is found inscribed in Parks, Botanic Gardens and natural landscapes as well as hospitals, galleries and on the page. Recent publications include Printed on Water, New and Selected Poems (Shearsman); that person himself (Shearsman); fault line (Vagabond Voices); An Oakwoods Almanac (Shearsman). Forthcoming from Vagabond Voices: night exposures.
Lindsey Shields Waters works as a solicitor at the University of Strathclyde and lives in Glasgow with her family. On completing an MLitt at Glasgow University in 2016, she put aside a half written espionage novel to concentrate on poetry instead and has not looked back. She was a Clydebuilt poetry mentee for 2016/17 and her poems have been published in Lighthouse Literary Journal (Issues 12, 14 and 17); Magma Poetry (Issue 69); RAUM Poetry (Issue 4); the W.S. Graham Centenary Anthology: The Caught Habits of Language and Glasgow Review of Books. She has lived and worked in Washington DC, Bavaria and Leiden and is currently working on her first pamphlet collection.
Ross Wilson was raised in Kelty, a former mining village in West Fife. His first pamphlet collection, The Heavy Bag, was published by Calder Wood Press in 2011. In 2013 he was credited as a writer on The Happy Lands, an acclaimed award winning feature film in which he had an acting role. His first full collection of poetry will be published by Smokestack Books in December, 2018. He works full time as an Auxiliary Nurse in Glasgow.
Molly Vogel is a poet from Los Angeles, California. She moved to Glasgow in 2011 to pursue a Masters degree at the University, and has since received a doctorate. Her poetry has featured in several magazines, as well as in Carcanet’s anthology ‘New Poetries VI’. She is the co-editor of RAUM, a Glasgow-based international poetry magazine. She received a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust in 2016.
Craig Coyle lives in Bonkle and works as a psychiatric nurse. He writes poems, and has published in various magazines, including Stand, Verse, Gutter. He continues to seek a publisher. Anyone? Czeslaw Milosz is his hero.
SAVE the DATE for the next Mirrorball on Thursday 31st May, with Oli Hazzard, Sophie Collins, Patrick James Errington, Elizabeth Rimmer and Jane Hartshorn.