Michael Schmidt, Caroline Bird and Michael Pedersen, 19th February, Neu Reekie

neu reekieThree leading poets read from their work in the delightful surroundings of The Sutton Gallery,Edinburgh

Wednesday 19th February, 7:00pm until 9:30pm

Michael Schmidt OBE FRSL is a Mexican-British poet, author, scholar and publisher. Born in Mexico City, Schmidt studied at Harvard and at Wadham College, Oxford University. In 1969 he founded the leading poetry press Carcanet. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he received an OBE in 2006 for services to poetry. His own writing is wide ranging and utterly compelling, including must-have books such as Collected Poems (2009), The Lives of the Poets (2007), The Stories of My Life (2013) and the forthcoming mammoth achievement The Novel: A Biography (2014)

Caroline Bird is an award-winning poet. She won a major Eric Gregory Award in 2002 and was short-listed for the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2001. Her first collection, Looking Through Letterboxes, was published by Carcanet Press in 2002, when she was just fifteen. She was short-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize in 2008 and 2010 for her second and third collections, Trouble Came To The Turnip, and Watering Can, and was the youngest writer on the list both times. Watering Can achieved a ‘Poetry Book Society Recommendation.’ Her most recent publication is The Hat Stand Union (2012)

Michael Pedersen is a poet, playwright and performer with a broad track-record of collaborations with musicians, film-makers and artists across the UK. He’s produced two successful chapbooks and his first full length collection, Play With Me, was published in 2013 by Polygon Books to rave review. He’s lyricist for the band Jesus Baby and has written short plays for various troupes including Edinburgh Art Festival and National Theatre of Scotland. Michael also co-founded and runs the Neu! Reekie! arts collective and record label.

The Sutton Gallery
18a Dundas Street, EH3 6HZ Edinburgh

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