February 10, 2021

Andrew McMillan

There aren’t many UK poetry prizes Andrew McMillan hasn’t won. From his debut collection, physical, being the first ever poetry collection to win the Guardian First Book Award, to his second collection, playtime, being a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018, a Poetry Book of the Month in both The Observer and The Telegraph, a Poetry Book of the Year in The Sunday Times, and winner of the inaugural Polari Prize, Andrew’s poetry is widely recognised as some of the most exciting and accomplished work of his generation. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Writing School, part of the Manchester Metropolitan University. Over is from his forthcoming collection with Penguin Books, Pandemonium.

Image credit Innes Morrison

January 20, 2021

Roger Robinson

Roger is a writer who has performed worldwide.  He is the winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize 2019 and the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2020, shortlisted for the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry 2020 and shortlisted for The OCM Bocas Poetry Prize , The Oxford Brookes Poetry Prize, highly commended by the Forward Poetry Prize.  His latest collection ‘A Portable Paradise’ was a Newstatesman book of the year. He was chosen by Decibel as one of 50 writers who have influenced the black-British writing canon. He is an alumnus of The Complete Works and he has toured extensively with the British Council.

January 7, 2021

Janette Ayachi

Janette Ayachi is a London-born Edinburgh-based Scottish-Algerian poet. She has been published in over eighty literary journals and anthologies from presses such as Polygon; Seren, Jessica Kingsley London and Salt's 'The Best British Poetry of 2015'. 

She collaborates with artists; engages in numerous projects, performances, readings and exhibitions. Her filmpoems have been selected for screening at festivals and she was the founder and editor of online magazine The Undertow Review bringing art and poetry into a multidisciplinary forum.

​Her essays and poetry have been published internationally, translated into Greek, French and Spanish. She has been Digital Poet in Residence and Sessional Tutor for The Poetry School London, and Visiting Poet on a Teaching Residency for the students of Arcadia University, Philadelphia.

Her first full poetry collection Hand Over Mouth Music (published by Pavilion: University of Liverpool Press) won The Saltire Poetry Book of the Year Literary Award 2019. Janette is currently working on her book Lonerlust: A Poet’s Memoir, a nonfiction narrative about desire and travelling alone searching connections between landscapes, culture and human connection.

Image credit Matthias Kremer

December 14, 2020

Harry Josephine Giles

Harry Josephine Giles is a writer and performer from Orkney, living in Leith. Their collection Tonguit (2015) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and The Games (2018) for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and Saltire Prize for Best Collection. They have a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Stirling.  Their theatre has toured globally, including to Forest Fringe (UK), NTI (Latvia), Verb Festival (Aotearoa) and Teszt (Romania). Their performance What We Owe was picked by the Guardian's best-of-the-Fringe 2013 roundup – in the “But Is It Art?” category. www.harryjosephine.com

pushtheboat_logo

Sign up for our mailing list:

Get in the boat! Join our mailing list here:

Logo_3
Logo_16
Logo_15

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