Spoken Word

Wordly Wisdom for a short month

Wordly Wisdom for a short month

Resident poet J. A. Sutherland reports back on recent goings-down in the world of Edinburgh’s spoken word events – and keeps us up-to-date with its goings-on in a month short in days, but not in spoken words…

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Spoken word: January listings…

Spoken word: January listings…

Hot of metric foot from pounding that poetry beat, resident poet J.A. Sutherland feels it is wise to keep his powder dry for a strong and erudite post of Wordly Wisdom in February. So here are some listings…

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New Year, new Wordly Wisdom

New Year, new Wordly Wisdom

New words and new wisdom from poet J. A. Sutherland with a Wordly Wise column inspired by last week’s Accelerator at the The Canons’ Gait.

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Wordly Wise – wrapped-up regulars

Wordly Wise – wrapped-up regulars

Wending his way year end-wards, resident poet J. A. Sutherland is already looking to the next – and the regular spoken word spots worth marking in your diary. But first, here’s glory.

December 27, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Wordly Wisdom: Multum in Parvo!

Wordly Wisdom: Multum in Parvo!

Talk about busy, Edinburgh’s poets and performance wordsmiths have a somewhat full card this week. Resident poet J. A. Sutherland picks through the offerings – and looks back at last week’s.

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Wordly Wise in Book Week Scotland

Wordly Wise in Book Week Scotland

There are more than a few related spoken word events on offer during Book Week Scotland. Resident poet J. A. Sutherland checks a few out and finds the odd hangover from the weekend’s Dr Who celebrations.

November 25, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Wordly Wise  18.XI.13

Wordly Wise 18.XI.13

Out and about with poet J. A. Sutherland. This week he has been out sampling and delivering those words. Or are they words? Here’s his take on this, and the week ahead from Monday 18 November, 2013.

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Wordly wise

Wordly wise

No one quite knows where Spoken Word fits in with the rest of theatre. But it is certainly theatrical and deserves its place on All Edinburgh Theatre’s pages. Occasional Æ reviewer and poetry performer J. A. Sutherland casts an eye over the week ahead, from Monday 11 November 2013.

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A Week of Spoken Word

A Week of Spoken Word

Edinburgh’s stages are alive with all kinds of different performance. Saturday’s launch of Discover 21 was marked with an equal helping of poetry slam and theatre extracts. Here, occasional Æ reviewer and poetry performer J. A. Sutherland casts an eye over what is going down this week.

November 4, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Review – Liz Lochhead: Apple Says Aaah – and Other Poems, Pommes and People

Review – Liz Lochhead: Apple Says Aaah – and Other Poems, Pommes and People

There are many fine writers who cannot do justice to their own material in performance, let alone impressing when reading the works of others. Liz Lochhead, as always, is an exception.

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