Book launch: The Light Acknowledgers by Gerry Cambridge

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2 December, 2019, 7 p.m.

The Old Hairdressers, Renfield Lane, Glasgow G2 5AR

Join Gerry Cambridge & guests Cheryl Follon and Gerald Mangan at the launch of Gerry Cambridge’s new book, The Light Acknowledgers & Other Poems, his first for seven years. With an introduction (and no doubt a poem) by poet & animateur Michael Pedersen. Music (blues, mainly) by Gerald Mangan, with Gerry Cambridge accompanying him on Mississippi saxophone (aka, harmonica).

Participants:

Gerry Cambridge edits the internationally respected poetry journal The Dark HorseThe Light Acknowledgers is his sixth book of poems. He is also an essayist, print designer and typographer, with a background in natural history photography. https://www.gerrycambridge.com

Cheryl Follon has published three books of poems with Bloodaxe, the latest being Santiago. A fourth collection is in preparation. Originally from Ayrshire, she now lives and works in Glasgow.

Gerald Mangan recentlly returned to Glasgow to live after 40 years in France, near Paris. A poet, dramatist and essayist, among other things he is also a superb caricaturist and artist, well known for his marvellous detailed and affectionate caricatures of poets and literary figures. Some can be seen here: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/artists/gerald-mangan.

Michael Pedersen has published two collections to date with Polygon, Play With Me and Oyster, the latter in part a collaboration with the late lamented singer-songwriter Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit. Much new work is in preparation. Well known on the spoken word scene in Scotland and beyond, he is also a vibrant cultural presence and a co-founder with Kevin Williamson of literary/cultural powerhouse Neu! Reekie! in Edinburgh.

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