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Liz Lochhead – Apple Says Aaah – and Other Poems, Pommes and People (Liz Lochhead / The Assembly Rooms)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Leopard-print clad Liz Lochhead presented charming, witty and feisty readings of several poems, both from her own collections and from those of poets she admires. Beginning with a reminiscing of school days, Lochhead uses the key ‘A is for Apple’ phrase to explore the writer’s ability to give any object an identity. Also explored were themes of Scottish pride, feminism, music and especially art. Being an art school graduate, Lochhead explains the importance of poetry as a visual aid. Her charismatic anecdotes added to her readings, always presented with impeccable comedic timing and an infectious laugh. The audience was hooked throughout, and one hour didn’t seem long enough to soak up all of Lochhead’s wickedly funny poetry.

The Assembly Rooms, until 25 Aug (not 12), 12.15pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Helena Wadia]