The Glasgow Poet Laureate Jim Carruth once again brings poets to Glasgow for their first appearance at the festival.
Wandering in central Europe, a traveller observes and records a landscape of lakes, folk culture and uneasy histories. Phoebe Power’s Shrines of Upper Austria gathers numerous stories and perspectives. It was the winner of the 2018 Forward (Felix Dennis) Prize for Best First Collection. In his intimate and vital debut, Soho, Richard Scott creates an uncompromising portrait of love and gay shame. But the poems celebrate joy and tenderness, too, as well as hope for healing, and, above all, the finding of our truest selves.