Hello all, and happy April! As many of you will know, April is National Poetry Writing Month, or NaPoWriMo. For several decades now, there's been a tradition where poets challenge themselves to write a poem every day this month: 30 poems in 30 days. This is a great way of sparking creativity but oh my … Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2022
‘To Us’: Glenfiddich x I Am Loud
Happy Burns Night! Sharing a brand new cinepoem today to celebrate the occasion... This year the I Am Loud Productions team partnered with Glenfiddich to create a poetry film celebrating kinship and community. Creating this piece was a major collaborative effort and I had the honour (and challenge!) of penning the poem. In order to … Continue reading ‘To Us’: Glenfiddich x I Am Loud
‘Breathing Space’: New Poetry/Dance Video
Today I'm sharing a project really close to my heart, one that's been in the works since early spring. I was asked by the wonderful Glasgow agency Brand Calibre to create a poem and dance to raise awareness of mental health challenges. This year, the Mental Health Foundation's focus was Nature, so in composing and … Continue reading ‘Breathing Space’: New Poetry/Dance Video
That’s a wrap on Return to Form Season 2!
Hello all! The past couple of months have been busy, busy, busy as I and the rest of the I Am Loud team have been working on Return to Form Season 2. I laid out the details in a post at the start of the project, but in case you missed it, this is our … Continue reading That’s a wrap on Return to Form Season 2!
Upcoming Show with Pete the Temp!
Hello everyone! Hope you're keeping cozy as the days draw in. As the year winds down, I have one final live performance, and it's a special one! On Sun, 21st Nov I'm delighted to be sharing the stage with Pete the Temp for a thought-provoking evening of performances and discussion about UK spoken word poetry. … Continue reading Upcoming Show with Pete the Temp!
New workshops! *Return to Form Season 2*
Hello all! It's been a busy, busy summer; I realise the last time I posted was to announce that Loud Poets were returning to live events at the Edinburgh Fringe. Happily, that went wonderfully; it was such a joy to return to a physical stage and share space with our audiences. Thank you so much … Continue reading New workshops! *Return to Form Season 2*
Returning to the Stage: EdFringe 2021
After 18 months away, 18 months of digital work and Zoom gigs, I am over the moon to be returning to the stage next month! Loud Poets are returning to live events for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in one week! This will be our seventh run at the Fringe and we couldn't be more excited … Continue reading Returning to the Stage: EdFringe 2021
New poem: “Farm Hand”
Hello all! A quick post today to share a new poetry video. It's a (hot and humid) nostalgia trip: a well-worn poem of mine based on my summers of farm work as a teen. Almost all of it is true (I nearly crashed a John Deere learning to drive), but some aspects are fictionalised (the … Continue reading New poem: “Farm Hand”
Launching Loud Poets: Happy Hour!
I'm so excited to share a brand new project! Today we at I Am Loud released the first episode of Loud Poets: Happy Hour, our new poetry podcast. Bex Sherwood is producing the show and I'm hosting, plus Kevin Mclean and Mark Gallie are along for the ride taking part in the challenges. What is … Continue reading Launching Loud Poets: Happy Hour!
Cutting up Bigotry: my SFP collage
Today has been a bit nuts - a tweet I shared last night has gone mildly viral! As it seems to be resonating with folks, I figured I’d share it on the blog as well. It’s election season in Scotland (and, very excitingly, the first election I’m eligible to vote in here due to extended … Continue reading Cutting up Bigotry: my SFP collage