The surprise is out... we wrote a book! For months the Loud Poets team have been working away behind the scenes on our very first printed anthology, and it's finally here! Loud Poets: Volume I features 12 poems each from Kevin Mclean, Mark Gallie, Bex Sherwood, and myself. It's been beautifully printed in the UK … Continue reading New Poetry Book! Loud Poets: Volume I
After keeping this under my hat for months, I'm so happy to share news of the Loud Poets 2023 Live Season! This is the biggest project the I Am Loud Productions team has ever undertaken, and we're so excited to get rolling with it. Thanks to funding from Creative Scotland and the National Lottery, we’ll be … Continue reading Loud Poets 2023 Live Season!
Hello everyone! I'm so excited to share a project I developed in the spring of 2022: a brand new podcast shining a light on Edinburgh's forgotten women writers. You're probably familiar with the blue plaques placed on buildings across the UK which celebrate historical figures who lived in those places. In Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland … Continue reading Building Stories: New Podcast!
This summer I was delighted to receive a commission from Push the Boat Out Festival for their Poetry Feast of Mythical Beasts! They invited applications from poets to reimagine Scotland's mythical creatures in a contemporary context. I've long been fascinated by the ghostly portent of the bean nighe, a woman who dies in childbirth and … Continue reading Bean Nighe: New Poetry-Dance Piece
It's August, and you know what that means: time for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! We at I Am Loud have been working hard behind the scenes for the past several months preparing a stellar show for you all. For our 8th (!!) Fringe run, we're presenting Loud Poets: Best of Fringe, a showcase of the … Continue reading Loud Poets: Best of Fringe
Hello all! Quick post today to share details of an upcoming weekend of shows! This year's Loud Poets live season has been fantastic - we're so grateful to all the performers and audience members who've joined us. You can watch performances from many of the poets featured thus far on our YouTube channel, including Edalia … Continue reading Upcoming Gigs: Loud Poets, 13 & 14 May
July is nearly through, which means it's almost time for the Edinburgh Fringe! I'm delighted to be performing again this year as part of the core cast of Loud Poets. We've worked hard to craft a brand new show featuring spoken word poetry in a range of styles accompanied by live music from our band … Continue reading Edinburgh Fringe 2017