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Young Dawkins – What I Know About Women (Young Dawkins)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

In the small basement room of The Royal Oak, ‘Young Dawkins’ – Scotland’s slam poetry champion 2011 – presents a series of confessional poems. Switching between a conversational, story-telling style about his experiences with women to a beat poetry performance with some of Edinburgh’s Click Clack Club, Dawkins enthrals the audience in this intimate environment. The poetry ranges from wryly humorous to deeply emotional; in his final piece Dawkins leaves a will and testament that is both heart-breaking and elating. The accompanying music brings an exciting element to this hour and evokes some of Dawkins’ influences: Kerouac and Bukowski. An interesting and alternative way to spend an hour in one of Edinburgh’s best loved folk venues.

The Royal Oak, 8 – 25 Aug, times vary, free.
tw rating 4/5