This weekend is the right weekend for poetry and Shore Poets have a cracker of a line up for Sunday night.
Get there if you can...not to mention the lemon cake. (Does it still exist? The one I tried was very nice. Perhaps this is what Michael Pedersen's Neu Reekie would term a raffle of the absurd...or even lemon curd.)
Henderson’s at St John’s, Lothian Road, Edinburgh 7.45 pm to 10.00 pm open mic and bar from 7.15pm. Admission £5 with concessions £3 (plus a pound I think for lemon cake raffle - you won't regret it!)
Full details here http://shorepoets.org.uk/2014/01/07/happy-new-year-its-time-for-shore-poets-january-with-kathleen-jamie/