Please join us to celebrate the launch of Greengown: New and Selected Poems by David Kinloch. Hosting the reading will be poet Richard Price. The event will feature readings and discussion, and audience members will have the opportunity to ask their own questions. We will show the text during readings so that you can read along.
David Kinloch is one of the notable Scottish poets of his generation. His friend Edwin Morgan admired his 'sparkling poems full of sensuous richness and linguistic inventiveness'; and Douglas Messerli declared, 'David Kinloch is surely one of the most innovative poets ever to come out of Scotland ... [his] readers must be prepared to take a long voyage through language, imagination, and space. While it isn't always easy, it's always worth the trip.'
This is his fifth Carcanet collection. It includes a distillation of his earlier work, and new poems that delight and challenge. Morgan praised his success in the ‘impossible genre’, the prose poem, his elegies, his flytings. He has been an activist as well as a poet, helping to set up The Edwin Morgan Trust and the first Scottish Writers’ Centre.
Registration for this online event will cost £2, later redeemable against the cost of the book. All attendees will receive the discount code and how to purchase the book during and after event.