Sarah Stewart and Russell Jones

Our latest episode has not one but two poets: Sarah Stewart and Russell Jones, emerging voices on the Scottish poetry scene. Both are writers and editors based in Edinburgh who have new pamphlets published by Tapsalteerie: Glisk by Stewart, Dark Matters by Jones.

Jones has published several pamphlets and a full-length collection in 2015 on Freight Books, The Green Dress Whose Girl is Sleeping. He was also co-editor of the anthology Umbrellas of Edinburgh (Freight).

Glisk is Stewart's first pamphlet. She is also known as Sarah Forbes, author of the Elspeth Hart series of books for children. Together, the poets discuss sexism, apocalypses and Daleks.

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