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Push The Boat Out: Poetry Extravaganza


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Push The Boat out is BACK this weekend and they've got a frankly PHENOMENAL line up. The program is rich and clever and varied and yet again PTBO are reaching out to new and possible readers, audiences that will find new joys and stories in poetry spaces and might not even know it yet!

It's a HUGE program, spread through Summerhall's many spaces with speakers as varied as Joelle Taylor and Brian Bilston, Katie Ailes and Julie Rea to Tom Pow, Don Paterson and Jay Gao, talk of football and of minority language, of climate change and folklore - there are panel discussions, performances, workshops, films and more : give it a good gander HERE. You'll find us in the Cafe ALL weekend for books and signings and general book chat!

If we had to pick some highlights, well we'd maybe reach for these goodies (that we are definitely plotting to escape the book stall for):

Friday 4th:

Truth Prevails: Poetry Across Frontiers 4.30pm

Nora Gomringer: The Trilogy of Surfaces and Invisibilities 6pm

The Friday Night: SIREN_SISTER, Anthony Anaxagorou, Stuart Murdoch and Iona Lee, hosted by Kirstin Innes 8pm

Sat 5th:

Through the looking glass: eco-poetry from the personal perspective 11am

Through Folklore and Forests: A wild journey of song and story 7pm

The Saturday Night with The Honey Farm, Omar Musa, Niques and jayda & houseplants 8pm

Sun 6th:

Poetry's Place in a Doomscrolling World 12pm

More Fiya: A New Collection of Black British Poetry 2pm

Leyla Josephine: In Public/In Private 6pm

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