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Home Grown In Glasgow – a poem for International Women’s Day by Ruby McCann

Home Grown In Glasgow I am woman  a sister of Glasgow a pale skinned, freckled-faced Scot a she-child fae the sou’ side a native Glaswegian Mither Glasgow shaped me   I am a child of many born into this city I am Pict, I am Celt I am Irish, Scottish, and Glaswegian a city born, […]

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry, stories and poems, Writing

Silence a poem inspired by snow by Leela Soma

snow botanics 2018

Silence   And still it snows Gently fall the snowflakes Stars of  crystalline perfection Earth yielding to soft abundance Enveloped in a cocooning white silence Leela Soma, March, 2018

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Valentine Haiku by Leela Soma

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Haiku The gurgling feadan beside us We watch the landskein paint the sky Last kiss shared, she left. Leela Soma, Glasgow Writer

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Sonnet Youth, The Drygate

sonnet youth drygate 17 jan

Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 Sonnet Youth is a spoken word house party. A literary rave. A real life piss up in a brewery – bringing together poets, authors, rappers, comedians and musicians for a night of no holds barred performances. Curated and hosted by Kevin P. Gilday – Writer & Spoken Word Artist and Cat […]

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Poetry at Inn Deep, Tuesday 14 November, 2017

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8 – 11 p.m.  Well after that birthday MADNESS Inn Deep is getting back to normal with some amazing poetry for you lovely people  Stephen Watt  Fraser Keatings Tawnya Renelle Mallie McCown  Samuel Glover Beth Frieden Nisha Patel  Hosted by @samsmallpoetry of @spec_books New Space Fifth Year  Nothings  Changed  & Nothing  ever  will Inn Deep, […]

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National Poetry Day 2016 – Glasgow Poets

I am beginning to doubt the existence of Human beings, for they seem to me Not altogether there, whereas for angels I can safely say that they are either there Or not there Everyday angels Walk Byres Road With Wings Folded up Angels have no need of lips For they kiss with their fingertips by […]

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 | Filed under: Poetry

Glasgow West End: Poetry and Writing

Bohemian Chemistry by Stephen Watt Saxophone jazz swanks out from the Oran Mor barwhere toy school kids on tightrope wallstry not to fall; plucking air guitars.The instrument does not seem to matter. Streetlights spark bonfires in dying, west end heavens –a half crescent moon is fish-hooked on university buildings,brimming with assiduous students’ laughter. Traffic cones […]

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | Filed under: Poetry, Writing

Out of Sight by Ciara MacLaverty: a poem about love.

blue flowr heart

Out of Sight The best thing You do for me is to let me be as I am (better than  I do for myself, I add) and when necessary you meet my what if it doesn’ts with a what if it does… You teach me more than you know- though I don’t always tell you […]

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Poetry by Mr Henry Bell

Henry Bell is 52. He lives in Glasgow’s East End and has been writing poetry for a few years. You can read some of his work here:   Sky light The  mother  earths  my  homeCos  iv  no  where  else  to  goShut  down  the  hostelsNow  iv no  where   to goGot no money for a  B and […]

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | Filed under: Poetry, stories and poems

Two Cities – a poem by Leela Soma

Buffalo NY and Glasgow, so much in common.  Tartan & Turmeric Two cities The two could be twinned, history so familiar Niagara River, and Erie Canal made this city As grain silos rose up in the sky, men worked hard To get the grain ashore, milled and built steel. The city of light, the Niagara […]

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Filed under: Poetry, stories and poems

Spoken Word Events in Glasgow

Listings Courtesy of Stephen Watt Last Monday At Rio  Cafe Rio, Hyndland Street, Partick – held on the final Monday each month (c/o Robin Cairns) 27 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5QF. 0141 334 9909 Seeds Of Thought CCA, Sauchiehall Street – held on second Saturday each month (c/o Tawona Sithole)350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD […]

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Poetry by Stephen Watt

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Stephen Watt is a poet and performer from Glasgow. Stephen’s debut collection of poetry “Spit” was published by Bonacia in 2012. His poetry has been described as ‘kitchen sink film noir’ (which he admits he hasn’t a clue what it means either), punk, gothic, surrealist, and, on occasion, fantastical. Buy Spit Online Stephen will be […]

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Friday, February 13, 2015 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Poetry, Stephen Watt, Poet.

Things I`ve Learned In France, Stuart Paterson

There are no taxis in Fontainebleau You gather a group of pals for a good night out in a local, buzzing tourist hotspot. Some pizza cooked in front you by a handlebar-moustachioed Italian lunatic, followed by a couple of top gigs (Cyrille Aimee & Les Doigts de l’Homme, since you asked) at a beautiful old […]

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Monday, December 29, 2014 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Poetry, Stuart Paterson: Writer's Blog

Ayah a poem by Leela Soma

Ayah My child eye watches,Ayah’s Rangoli patterns bright, on the newly washed verandaThe dots threaded together like pearls of life’s experienceCultural traditions handed down in perfect symmetryThe opalescent sky shimmers anewA visual joy starts the day. My child ear hears,Her quiet, broken piece by pieceThe coffee machine, grinds beans, the aroma rich.Golden sun beats down noon […]

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Stuart Paterson, blogging from Grez sur Loing: Science fiction poetry

Techni-quarks – what are they? Where did they come from? Where are they going? Do they even exist? Is the God Particle aware of them? The answers to all of these questions can be found below by my guest blogger Techni-Quark Googolplex 23b56x000. Unfortunately, since it`s a techni-quark, which can exist at any given point […]

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 | Filed under: Poetry, Stuart Paterson: Writer's Blog

Stuart Paterson, blogging from Grez sur Loing: Tuned In.

    Without wishing to sound like a Big Brother House inhabitant, I`ve been living at Hotel Chevillon for nigh on 3 weeks now. 3 weeks ago this coming Saturday, just after midday, I fell out of the Paris-Montargis train at Bouronne-Marlotte, completely unaware of what to expect, still a bit groggy from 3 days […]

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Filed under: Poetry, Stuart Paterson: Writer's Blog, Travel

Poetry by Maria Venditozzi

The Gift of Tulips What I admire about tulipsis their optimism.When freshly cut,their bodies are taut, tightas a nubile girl.Heads pert, faces shyly pretty. But, after time,like most of us, they geta bit soft round the middle.Loyal leaves wrap round,close as a sari, to spareblushes about their sagging stems. Colour becomes more vibrant,lush green, cupped […]

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Filed under: Books, Talks, Poetry Events, Poetry

Stories of Love and Love Poems: No Dust Settles by Paul McCafferty

No Dust Settles by Paul McCafferty No dust settles on that place.The old place,the new one.Though trees have stretched and grass has grown around flowers openedto the sun. No other feet have walked there.Often I hear the song of wee birds that tweetabout our ancient home.I have seen so many cities come and go. Sudden […]

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Love Stories and Poems by Glasgow Writers: Sound of the Wind by Paul McCafferty

Sound On The WindFor Claudia Accosta Fernanda Beccera by Paul McCafferty Sound carries on the wind.Funny thing. It gets tane upin the sail of breeze or brutal gale.The mumble of a Love you.The shout of a Fuck off.The drunken echoesof slow 3:am wanderersalways lookin for ‘Malky’.On some still afternoonsI’ve found ma self standinwi a fresh […]

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | Filed under: Love Poems, Stories and Tales from Glasgow writers, Poetry

Tell it Slant Poetry Bookshop Glasgow

Fleming House, 134 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6ST Review by Pat Byrne, Book Launch, Tell it slant, 2nd June, 2014: (Review of A Bird Is Not A Stone /) A bookshop specialising in poetry in all forms and in all languages: printed, audio and visual, including pamphlets, rare, out-of-print, and second-hand. Tell it slant poetry […]

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Sunday, December 8, 2013 | Filed under: Poetry

Poem: Mrs McBoo and Mrs McShoe

In a Glasgow flatIn a very nice street, Lived Mrs McBoo and Mrs McShoe. They were very tidy,And every Friday,They scrubbed and cleanedUntil the whole place gleamed.They cooked and bakedUntil their poor arms ached.Then sat back and sighedWith a cup of tea, And said to each other –“a good job done,Now let’s have some fun.” […]

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Saturday, May 25, 2013 | Filed under: Poetry

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