CAESURA #30: Third birthday

17th April, 19:30.
The Artisan Bar, Edinburgh, EH7 5BQ.
Celebrating three years of exploring the recesses language and sound through poetry, music and art with a return to our auld haunt – upstairs at The Artisan on London Road.

The event will feature an avant radge poet, a Glasgow-based experimental writer, a performance from an actor-provocateur and some words and noise from a lanky jive merchant that is normally (perhaps mercifully) constrained to short bursts.

That is Calum Rodger, Katy Hastie, Jamie Scott Gordon and GS Smith.

w/ more to be announced!

Calum Rodger is a Glasgow-based poet working online, on the page and in performance. His first pamphlet

‘Know Yr Stuff: Poems on Hedonism’ was published in 2014 by Tapsalteerie with limited edition booklet

Glasgow Flourishes (of a poem first performed at TEDxGlasgow) following later that year.

He runs live poetry night VERSE HEARSE with Stewart Sanderson, is currently finishing a PhD on the work of Ian Hamilton Finlay at the University of Glasgow, and is a contributor to I ♥ E-Poetry and Glasgow Review of Books. Previous collaborators include artists, musicians, software developers, theatre directors, charities and a chef.

He likes limit-experiences, metaphysics and retro video games, and he blogs at All Real Culture Is Free.

Katy Hastie is a new writer learning her stuff at Glasgow Uni.

She’ll do anything to get a laugh, cough, tear or a moment of your time: cut-ups, poems, short stories, flash fiction, radio drama and essays.

Places she’s tried not to waste that attention include: Rally and Broad, Fail Better, SubCity radio and Glasgow to Saturn.

Jamie is a Scottish actor, working in film and theatre.

He enjoyed a busy 2014 making films in the UK and America. He looks forward to the release of five films in 2015.

He is currently co-writing his first feature for Hex Media and is in pre-production with his own short film.

Edinburgh-native GS Smith is a writer and curator.

He has created word-filled egg filled installations in abandoned vaults, farcical pseudo-lectures on abnormal psychology and various collaborative pieces with poets, actors, artists and musicians. In May some of his poems will be turned into interactive computer games in a performance for European Literature Night.

He has curated two exhibitions of visual poetry – show&tell (2013) and Palimpcyst (2014) – and since 2012 he has run the reading series CAESURA.

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