Another great evening with award winning poet Pascale Petit showcasing her new collection alongside David Kinloch, Claire Askew and Hamish Whyte.
Pascale Petit’s seventh collection, Mama Amazonica (Bloodaxe, 2017), was a Poetry Book Society Choice and draws on her travels in the Amazon rainforest. Her sixth, Fauverie, was her fourth to be shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and five poems from it won the Manchester Poetry Prize. In 2015 she received a Cholmondeley Award.
David Kinloch was born and brought up in Glasgow and is currently Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde. His publications include Un Tour d’Ecosse, In My Father’s House and Finger of a Frenchman, all from Carcanet. He launches his next book, In Search of Dustie-Fute (Carcanet) in August 2017.
Claire Askew's debut poetry collection, This changes things, was published by Bloodaxe and shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, the Saltire First Book Award and the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize. Claire is also a novelist, and her debut novel in progress won the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize and is due for publication in summer 2018.
Hamish Whyte was born near Glasgow where he lived for many years before moving to Edinburgh in 2004. He has published several collections of poems, the latest being Hannah, Are You Listening? (HappenStance, 2014) and Things We Never Knew (Shoestring Press, 2016).
He has also edited many anthologies of Scottish literature, including Mungo’s Tongues: Glasgow Poems 1630-1990, An Arran Anthology, Kin: Scottish Family Poems and, most recently, Scottish Cats (Birlinn, 2013). He runs Mariscat Press - www.mariscatpres.com.