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Giving Voice – Wordly Wisdom for All

Giving Voice – Wordly Wisdom for All

For his round-up of spoken word events during the last weeks of April, resident poet J. A. Sutherland looks at events drowned out by the louder voices – in particular, those that don’t claim to be ‘spoken word’ but in which words are spoken and/or read aloud.

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
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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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 Wise: Lacking Wisdom

Wordly Wise: Lacking Wisdom

End-of-year round-up? Not for J. A. Sutherland… There were too many precious gems around last week – and more coming up in this one too. Maybe he will put a lid on the poetry jewellery box next week. But for now, this is where the wisdom is.

December 16, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
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.

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