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The Shaken And The Stirred (Centre For Creative Learning)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

The Shaken and the Stirred Ed2016

It was a cosy and inspiring hour I passed at the Scottish Arts Club, thanks to four Canadian poets who shared their latest work there. It was pleasure to see four artists with such distinguished publishing careers collaborating together and creating such a warm atmosphere. We heard depictions of paternal wonder in Steven Heighton’s ‘A Cosmos’, powerful longing in Ian Burgham’s ‘Eurydice’, Catherine Graham delivered exquisite sylvan imagery, while Jeanette Lynes re-imagined John Clare’s unconventional life. If you missed ‘The Shaken and the Stirred’ this year, you can read their poetry in the latest edition of ‘Gutter Magazine’, also launched at the Fringe. I certainly hope this Canadian contingent will return next summer.

The Scottish Arts Club, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jane Berg]