The next St. Mungo’s Mirrorball is on the 16th November at 7pm, in the CCA and will feature: Pascale Petit, David Kinloch, Claire Askew and Hamish Whyte. Free for members, guests £7 (£4 conc.) With such a great line-up we’re expecting this event to be busy, the venue has a limited capacity so please arrive early to guarantee entry.
Pascale Petit’s seventh collection, Mama Amazonica (Bloodaxe, 2017), was a Poetry Book Society Choice and draws on her travels in the Amazon rainforest. Her sixth, Fauverie, was her fourth to be shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and five poems from it won the Manchester Poetry Prize. In 2015 she received a Cholmondeley Award.
David Kinloch was born and brought up in Glasgow. A graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford, he was a teacher of French for many years and is currently Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde. His publications include Un Tour d’Ecosse, In My Father’s House and Finger of a Frenchman, all from Carcanet. His most recent book, In Search of Dustie-Fute (Carcanet) came out in August 2017 has has been shortlisted for Saltire Scottish Book of the Year.
Claire Askew‘s poetry has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Guardian, The Edinburgh Review, PANK and the Scottish Poetry Library’s Best Scottish Poems anthology (2008, 2009, 2014, 2016). Her debut poetry collection, This changes things, was published by Bloodaxe and shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize.
Hamish Whyte was born near Glasgow where he lived for many years before moving to Edinburgh in 2004. He has published several collections of poems, the latest being Hannah, Are You Listening? (HappenStance, 2014) and Things We Never Knew (Shoestring Press, 2016). He has also edited many anthologies of Scottish literature, including Mungo’s Tongues: Glasgow Poems 1630-1990, An Arran Anthology, Kin: Scottish Family Poems and, most recently, Scottish Cats (Birlinn, 2013). He runs Mariscat Press