- From 'At Eighty' by Edwin Morgan Push the boat out, compañeros,
push the boat out, whatever the sea.
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Edinburgh’s International Poetry Festival

Push the Boat Out is a brand new poetry festival, located In Edinburgh, which will showcase fresh, provocative, radical, audacious, inspiring poetry and spoken word, and bring people together to enjoy, experience and interrogate it. By any means necessary.

Poetry will never stand still. There are challenging times ahead. Get in the boat, compañeros.


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Got 4 mins to kick back for some poetry? Next up in our series of mini PTBO podcasts is a brand new poem 'Nightingales' by Shetland's Roseanne Watt @shaetlan_rose written in Unst during early lockdown. https://pushtheboatout.org/roseanne-watt/

With Seamus Heaney, Ciaran Carson, Eavan Boland & Derek Mahon all gone now, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin is a contender for Ireland's greatest living poet. Kick back for a few mins & listen to her read The Morandi Bridge. From our series of mini PTBO podcasts. https://pushtheboatout.org/test-single-podcast

Fancy taking a couple of minutes out in yer busy day? For poetry? We're asking poets we love to read a poem they consider relevant to the here and now. Here's 'Crossing The Loch' read by @KathleenJamie - part of an ongoing series of mini PTBO podcasts. https://pushtheboatout.org/kathleen-jamie/



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