Marginalia

As a team of poets and writers ourselves, we can't resist sharing some of our thoughts on the goings-on in the world of poetry. Without further ado: Please meet some of our more put-together marginalia. 

World Poetry Day Highlights

It was World Poetry Day on March 21! To help us celebrate, we got some of our volunteers from the QMU Masters in Arts, Festival & Cultural Management to curate some world poetry to share with you! (You’ll be treated to poetry by one of our volunteers if you read all the way to the end! It’s worth it. Trust us)….

SEAMUS HEANEY & THE ART SPEECH OF ROBERT BURNS

by Kevin Williamson I’ve no idea if Seamus Heaney published his perceptive essay on Robert Burns on the 25th January or thereabouts. Here in Scotland you’d struggle to place an article on Burns outside the allocated few days at the end of January. Such are the ways in which our media puts its toe in the poetry waters. The hale clamjamfry…

PTBO in the Scotsman

The cat’s out the bag guys… 👀👀👀 https://www.scotsman.com/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/hopes-poetry-transform-streets-edinburgh-under-plans-dedicated-new-festival-3071081?r=24https://www.scotsman.com/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/hopes-poetry-transform-streets-edinburgh-under-plans-dedicated-new-festival-3071081?r=24

Haud the bus!

Turns out we were wrong… this is NOT Edinburgh’s first poetry festival. There was a one off operation c.1999 featuring none other than Eddie Morgan himself. Were you there? Tell us more!

Today is Norman MacCaig’s birthday

I’ve loved Norman MacCaig since I was at school. His mice, squeaking small hosannahs in the byre, his ‘room size monster with a matchbox brain’ and his tiny, jewel like frogs opening the door to a love of language that has opened every other door for me since. He showed how language could reveal and subvert and celebrate and be…

pushtheboat_logo

Sign up for our mailing list:

Get in the boat! Join our mailing list here:

© 2020-2021 Push The Boat Out Festival  | Website by OnePixelCreative