Saturday April 26th
7.00pm for 7.30pm
A rising star of the Scottish scene, American poet JL Williams’ celebrates the recent publication of her second Shearsman collection Locust and Marlin exploring the idea of home and where we come from. Her first collection, Condition of Fire (Shearsman), was inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses and a journey to the Aeolian Islands
She has been published in journals across the UK and been translated into Dutch, Spanish, French and Greek. She plays in the band Opul and is Programme Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library.
“....star of the evening was JL Williams, with a pitch-perfect delivery that had the audience hanging on every dreamy word. Her poems were beautiful and mythic, conjuring evocative imagery that filled the room with magic.” The List,