Edinburgh-born Ross Sutherland is one of the most interesting young poets working in Britain today. Inspired by cut-ups and technology, his latest collection Emergency Window (Penned in the Margins) features a sequence of classic poems fed through Google Translate many times until they become something else entirely. He wrote a sequence of sonnets about the characters in video game Street Fighter 2, and yet his work is never gimmicky or unemotional. Ross talks to the SPL about the hairstyles of millionaires, how John Cooper Clarke inspired him, and about taking part in one of the more unusual poetry readings of recent times.
Published on 15 October, 2013.
Photo by James Lyndsay.