This year’s line-up includes Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch, Makar Kathleen Jamie, Twitter poet Brian Bilston alongside big name poets such as Hollie McNish, Hannah Lavery, TS Eliot prize-winning Roger Robinson and Kim Addonizio.
Push the Boat Out is Edinburgh’s International Poetry Festival: a cross-genre explosion of contemporary poetry, hip hop, and spoken word from Scotland, the UK, and further out to sea. By finding new ways to make the art form accessible to a wide range of audiences, Push the Boat Out reflects the way that contemporary poetry – whether encountered on social media, in a live performance or on the page – has become something that enriches our collective understanding of the world.
The 2022 programme spans 54 events, featuring over 80 poets and taking over almost every possible space in Summerhall between 4 – 6 November.
“Poetry will never stand still. There are challenging times ahead. Get in the boat, compañeros…”
Full programme available at pushtheboatout.org