Auld Enemies, Poetry Collaborations, July 2014

Auld Enemies

Poetry Collaborations throughout Scotland

​​7 locales : over 40 poets : a national tour of Scotland
​& brand new innovative poetic collaborations : a Scottish Enemies project

The Enemies is a transnational poetry collaboration where six poets will work in rolling pairs to produce original work across the breadth of Scotland.  Each event will also feature numerous pairs of writers from the region, who will be presenting brand new poetry collaborations. Auld Enemies is a groundbreaking exploration of contemporary Scottish poetrics through the potential of collaboration.

Auld Enemies will commence with a six date tour of Scotland, taking in Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Lerwick inting brand new poetry collaborations as well. Auld Enemies is a groundbreaking exploration of contemporary Scottish poetics through the potential of collaboration. the Shetlands and finishing with Kirkwall in the Orkneys. It will conclude with an event in London, at the Rich Mix Arts Centre, on July 26th, which will feature many of the new works from the tour, new collaborations and a documentary screening about Auld Enemies.

Auld Enemies is fundamentally about the creation of new collaborative works and the integration of differing poetic communities​, and has only been possible through the generosity of a series of organisational partners, first and foremost Creative Scotland, but also the Scottish Poetry Library, Literary Dundee, Summerhall, Shetland Arts, the Orkney Islands Council and Northlink Ferries.

Please find below the schedule and the poet’s involved, and if possible, do spread the word, and attend all and any of the events you can. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE​

McChuills, Glasgow

10th July, 2014 – 8 p.m.

McChuills 40 High Street ( (with thanks to Henry Bell)

Ross Sutherland & Ryan Van Winkle
​Billy Letford & Colin Herd
​nick-e melville & SJ Fowler
​Thomas Betteridge & Neil Davidson
JL Williams
​Katy Hastie & Graeme Smith
​Antony Autumn & Calum Rodger
​Iyad Hayatleh & Nalini Paul

​Summerhall – Edinburgh

11th July, 2014 at 7 p.m.

​Summerhall — Demonstration Room. 1 Summerhall EH9 1PL
​ (with thanks to Jen White)

Colin Herd & Iain Morrison
​Billy Letford & Ryan Van Winkle
​SJ Fowler & Ross Sutherland
​nick-e melville & Jane Goldman
​Dave Coates & Rachel McCrum
​JL Williams & J. Johannesson Gaitán
​Luke Allan & Graeme Smith
​Karen Veitch & Mike Saunders
​Ed Smith & Thomas MacColl
​Rob McKenzie & Janette Ayachi
MacGillivray & ​Andrew Blair

For details of other performers and venues see:

Book Launch: Restless Land By Alan McCombes and Roz Paterson. 24th July STUC
The Cold Cold Sea by Linda Huber, Book Launch, 13 August, Glasgow

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