Harry Giles and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

Come along to this unique opportunity to hear poetry from the leading lights of the younger generation of poets from Scotland and Canada.

Harry Giles is a writer and performer from Orkney, based in Edinburgh. Their latest publication is Tonguit from Freight Books, shortlisted for the 2014 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and the 2016 Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and they were the 2009 BBC Scotland slam champion. Harry founded Inky Fingers Spoken Word and co-directs the performance platform ANATOMY; their participatory theatre has toured festivals across Europe, including Forest Fringe (UK), NTI (Latvia) and CrisisArt (Italy); and their performance What We Owe was picked by the Guardian's best-of-the-Fringe 2013 roundup – in the “But Is It Art?” category.

Born in 1991 in Baie-Comeau, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine is an Innu from Pessamit now living in Montréal. Poet, slam artist, painter and actor, she fights for First Nations' rights, notably through the 'Idle No More' movement. Her first collection, N’entre pas dans mon âme avec tes chaussures (Éditions Mémoire d’encrier, 2012), was well-received and won the Prix d’excellence de la Société des Écrivains francophones d’Amérique 2013. Her second collection, Manifeste Assi, was published by Mémoire d’encrier in 2014 and shortlisted for the Prix Émile-Nelligan 2015.


24 August 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Scottish Poetry Library


£6 (£5)

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Category: live readings, SPL programme