Our monthly long set poetry evening puts our favourite established performance poets on stage for a full 60 minutes, so you can really see their talent and get into the breadth and depth of their work. The show also gives a chance for local up-and-coming poets to present 30 minutes of their work. Tonight’s poets are:-
Elvis McGonagall – Stand-up poet and armchair revolutionary who lives at The Graceland Caravan Park somewhere in the middle of nowhere, where he scribbles verse whilst drinking Scotch, listening to Johnny Cash and throwing heavy objects at his portable telly. Two series of his sitcom Elvis McGonagall Takes A Look On The Bright Side have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 where he appears regularly. A collection of his poems from 2003 to 2017 entitled Viva Loch Lomond! is published by Burning Eye Books. Elvis McGonagall has suffered for his poetry. Now it’s your turn.
Charles Wheeler – Started writing poetry in earnest as a balance to long-form writing, craving the rush of actually finishing something, and drawn to the thrill of turning out a bunch of words in the morning, memorising them in the afternoon and performing them in the evening for a terrifyingly instant feedback loop.
Wonderful writing, tack-sharp humour and uncompromising politics….hilarious