Saturday April 28th
7.00pm for 7.30pm
Tom Pow is one of Scotland’s finest poets. Dear Alice - Narratives of Madness won the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust/Scottish Arts Council Poetry Book of the Year in 2009, the same year In The Becoming - New and Selected Poems was published. Locating the Nest, an exhibition with Lizzie Farey and Hugh Bryden is running at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh from 27 April till 22 July.
In 2007 Tom won a Creative Scotland Award to respond in poetry and prose to the phenomenon of dying villages in Europe. In Another World - Among Europe’s Dying Villages (Polygon) will be published in June. Tom will read from the manuscript and discuss the processes that lay behind the project - including travel, research and the editing process. Toms reading will be accompanied by an exhibition of photographs and artefacts in The Bakehouse Studio.
It takes a poet to make us aware of the invisible, to reclaim to significance and to our attention what is buried beneath our feet, or beneath our noses, or hidden in the jumbled sign of ruins we cannot otherwise decipher. Tom Pow’s Dying Villages project does all this in a most surprising, moving and graceful way.
Marc Lambert, CEO, Scottish Book Trust
The Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate awaits once more.
Bring a poem, a song, or an entertainment (we can supply a keyboard)