Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Loaded Words spoken word 25th November 2020 nearly here

p&g are putting the last finishing touches to our amazing & unique event with Joolz Denby, Gregory McCartney, Gael Curran, Bee Asha Singh and Imogen Stirling.

Spoken word and poetry for your delight and a bit of magic and...a closer look at what spoken word and poetry mean to audiences and performers in 2020; how do you get started? how do you get published? and do you need to?

There are still a few tickets on Eventbrite here where else do you want to be tomorrow night?!

Also a very big thank you to the Scottish Poetry Library for lending us their Zoom account and to MacArts for sound and tech advice from inimitable Chris Wemyss - our event is free but if you want a great t-shirt take a look at their Bandcamp crowdfunder and give this great venue & the musicians who use it some support.

Friday, 13 November 2020

Loaded words welcomes Imogen Stirling

Our Loaded Words event on the 25th November just got even better as we are now joined by our final performer - poet, theatre-maker and musician Imogen Stirling.

Imogen who has been newly revealed as the Poet-in-Residence at Paisley Book Festival is another stunning edition to our roster of rich spoken word, writing and poetry talent at the event. 

The event is less than two weeks away, it is a virtual event on Zoom and it is free - so get your limited edition ticket at Eventbrite here: 


You can find out more about the event and all the acts here.

You can find out more about Imogen on insta @imogenstirlingpoetry

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Loaded words opportunity

You have just a little longer to get in touch - we realised we can't review and make a decision until the weekend. So 3 more days left if you want to join us at Loaded Words!

Thanks to everyone who has already got in touch with us.

We would like to invite you to be part of a unique virtual event on the 25th November. p&g are seeking a stunning new or emerging #poet or #spokenword performer to open the evening. Paid opportunity. Send us your links through the usual contact details - we look forward to seeing your work.

Deadline 06.11.20

Marianne Moore tweet poetry

Working on a review I came across this poem by American poet Marianne Moore. Like Elizabeth Bishop's marimba music I fell in love with these pine turkey-feet:

You can read the full poem here 

More on Elizabeth Bishop's marimba music here.

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Books for review

p&g are getting ready for another round of books for review. Let us know if you want your title included. You can find example of our reviews on the site so have a look round. You can contact us on the usual address.

If you have sent your book over in the summer and it hasn't appeared yet - we have it and will include it this time - no need to send again.

Seasonal work

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Loaded words 25.11.20

Enjoy a fabulous p&g spoken word and poetry virtual event with poet Joolz Denby and - from Scottish rap group The Honey Farm - Bee Asha Singh and Gael Curran, alongside eclectic editor and curator Gregory McCartney of Abridged (one of p&g's best-loved publications) and HU.

Are our words loaded against us? Do we think of and react to spoken word differently to poems in books? And how does online fit in? This debate has been going on a long time but do poets today even want or need to get published on paper - and what extra does that offer them?

This event celebrates both (and a few more methods for getting your word out besides), looks at differences to access between spoken word and book and magazine publishing, and how that might affect poets from less well-represented groups. Hear spoken word at its finest plus a chance to discuss in articulate and inspirational company why and how our words can be loaded to be heard and shared.

Faciliated by p&g's own Bridget Khursheed.

This event is free. Yes that's right! We are available worldwide on Zoom. And don't forget that we are still looking for one more performer/poet - send us your links the usual way.

Learn more about the event and find out how to register here. Limited tickets available.


More on Joolz Denby - if you need it - here.

More on The Honey Farm -"potentially the first and only and by default greatest Scottish female rap group of all time" - here and insta here.

More on Abridged here and HU here.