Reading and Discussion: Let's Get Critical

Push The Boat Out: Edinburgh's International Poetry Festival

Summerhall - Demonstration Room

Spoken Word

The world of poetry criticism is often a turbulent place. Who is reviewed, who does the reviewing, the role of prizes and what constitutes ‘quality’, the role of the critic, who is being excluded or amplified - we’ve come a long way from ‘but does it rhyme…’. Naush Sabah is the editor of Poetry Birmingham, one of the most dynamic and inspiring new journals in poetryland. Gerry Cambridge has been a poet, editor and observer of Scottish letters for more than thirty years, at the helm of the eminent Dark Horse. Colin Herd is a poet and lecturer at University of Glasgow and has published five ambitious, analytical, and satisfying poetry collections. Join them to investigate the issues in contemporary poetry criticism.

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