Lights on a bridge...
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
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
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
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.
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
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.
Saturday, 17 October 2020
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 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.