Poetry Performances

ISRLC conferences are known for being sociable, creative, and inspiring, and the banquet and ceilidh on Saturday evening promise to be just that, as we have three fantastic poets performing.

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DAVID KINLOCH is the author of five collections of poetry including Un Tour d’Ecosse (2001), In My Father’s House (2005) and Finger of a Frenchman (2011), all published by Carcanet. In the 1980s he co-founded and co-edited the poetry magazine, Verse. More recently he helped establish the Scottish Writers’ Centre. He is Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.


JAMES MCGONIGAL is a poet, editor and translator, formerly a school teacher and educationalist. His co-edited volume The Midnight Letterbox: Selected Correspondence of Edwin Morgan 1950–2010 has just been published by Carcanet Press. His last collection Cloud Pibroch (Mariscat Press, 2010) won the UK Michael Marks Poetry Pamphlet Award. The Camphill Wren (Red Squirrel Press, 2016) is his first full collection.


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SAMUEL TONGUE has published poems in numerous anthologies and magazines, including And Other Poems, The Compass, Cordite (Aus.), Gutter, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Magma, and Northwords Now. He held the Callan Gordon Award as part of the 2013 Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Awards and is featured in Be The First to Like This: New Scottish Poetry (Vagabond Voices, 2014) and Best British and Irish Poets 2016 (Eyewear, 2016). His first pamphlet collection is forthcoming from Eyewear. Samuel is poetry editor at The Glasgow Review of Books.

Registration for the conference, including day registration, is available here until the 22nd August.

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