Join Tapsalteerie to celebrate the launch of Makar/Unmakar: Twelve Contemporary Poets in Scotland – a bold new anthology showcasing a dozen of the most vital poets living and writing in Scotland today.
These poets are makars in the true sense: poets as makers, their poetry a vehicle for making (and unmaking) ideas of identity, community, reality and truth, realised within and against a world of austerity and precarity, reactionary right-wing populism, surveillance capitalism and ecological catastrophe. Their work is to be found growing between the cracks of the Scottish literary establishment: online, in zines, on independent presses, and on the stages of the country’s flourishing live poetry scene. Gathered together in Makar/Unmakar, it presents a remarkable snapshot of the most urgent and innovative poetry of our time, and an indispensable introduction to some of the best poets in Scotland working outside the mainstream.
Makar/Unmakar is edited by Calum Rodger and features poetry by Juana Adcock, Tessa Berring, Callie Gardner, Harry Josephine Giles, Colin Herd, Daisy Lafarge, Nick-e Melville, Iain Morrison, Nat Raha, Maria Sledmere, Alice Tarbuck and Kate Tough.
With readings from Tessa Berring, Harry Josephine Giles, nicky melville, Iain Morrison, Nat Raha, Maria Sledmere, Alice Tarbuck, and possibly more to be announced!
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT