Peter Roberts

Saturday April 23rd   7.00 for 7.30

Peter Roberts, winner of the Fresh Voice Award at the Wigtown Poetry Prize 2020 launches his first poetry collection Night Owling.

An insomniac’s exploration of the emotional archaeology of family and early experience, the characters who peopled his childhood, a life shaped in its values and hopes by the hill country of the north. His poems also address ways of seeing, the evoking power of decaying human landscapes, loss and redemption, traits of masculinity… and, weaving in and out of the poems, birds, carrying the spiritual baggage with which we endow them.

Peter Roberts' gift is one we all aspire to, revealing the very ordinary, banal even, as a series of small and developing miracles. Turning mere words into a kind of transformative magic is a masterful accomplishment and there is a wealth of it here  Hugh McMillan

With special guests

Prize winning internationally recognised poet, the ‘extravagantly talented David Mark Williams and Katy Ewing winner of the Fresh Voice Award at Wigtown Poetry Competition 2019  WITH Hugh McMillan winner of more awards and accolades than you can shake a collection at!

 

Followed by our traditional Bakehouse Floor spots

The Fickle Tupperware Bowl of Fate 

Bring a poem, a song a monologue – anything that fits into 4 minutes.

Tickets £6.00 including celebratory fizz.

BAKINGS ONLINE MAGAZINE

Bakings is The Bakehouse’s new online literary magazine – poems submitted by invitation alongside recordings of featured poets from previous Bakehouse events. Trawl through the site to find fine poetry from Scotland and beyond alongside film poems and illustrations. We’ll be sending videos out  intermittently to a growing national and international database. Videos have been filmed by artist Ken Smyth at The Bakehouse, or submitted courtesy of various clever folk on personal technology. Enjoy.

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