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  • Slo-mo books - Set up around 2013 by Jamie Bolland and is attempting to bring a series of books and pamphlets into being by fellow poets, artists, and experimental writers based in Glasgow. It operates in very short runs of 300 to extremely short runs of 11 or less.
  • The Glasgow Empire - Poetry and spoken-word from in and around Glasgow
  • Poetry at Inn Deep - Every Tuesday, 7:30ish
  • St Mungo's Mirrorball - St Mungo’s Mirrorball ran its first event on Wednesday 16th March 2005, a reading by the American poet Mark Doty at the Glasgow School of Art, and has since run numerous events showcasing the work of emerging and established poets, organised and hosted by the poet Jim Carruth. Our aims are to support the development of poetry and poets in Glasgow and to raise the profile of poetry in Glasgow and Glasgow poetry.
  • The Poetry Club (Twitter, Facebook) - The Poetry Club is a hub for art, music, performance, spoken word and billows of smoke.
  • Seeds of Thought - We started in 2005 as a fun thing to do in our spare time and we continue to bring people together through poetry, art and music. ​We are non-funded and have moved around different venues in Glasgow, but finally settled at the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) Glasgow who have been our kind hosts since 2006. We hold mostly all of our events at the CCA, a beautiful space where all are welcome.
  • Sonnet Youth (Instagram, Twitter) - Spoken word theatre and cabaret nights produced & hosted by Cat Hepburn & Kevin P Gilday.
  • Glasgow Poetry Book Group - Glasgow Poetry Book Group meets every two months to discuss contemporary poetry. For each meeting we choose a collection, or sometimes two pamphlets, to discuss. Everyone is welcome
  • The Edwin Morgan Trust - The Trust's main aim is to advance the experience of poetry in Scotland, and to encourage its teaching and practice, through a competitive Award for an unpublished collection by a young poet.
  • Queer Poetry Club at Gravitas - An intimate gathering for queer poets or poetry fans, to bring, share and discuss spoken word pieces.


  • See Poetry
  • Lentil Pentil - Daughter, sister, student, poet. She/her
  • Carly Brown - Award-winning writer based in Scotland. I’m the author of a children’s picture book, I Love St Andrews, and a poetry chapbook, Grown Up Poetry Needs to Leave Me Alone.
  • Jim Ferguson - Jim Ferguson is a poet, pamphleteer, novelist and critic based in Glasgow. Born in 1961, Jim has been writing and publishing since 1986 and is a Creative Writing Tutor at Glasgow Kelvin College.
  • Leyla Josephine - Leyla Josephine is an award-winning poet and theatre maker from Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Claire Quigley - I’m a Glasgow-based photographer and poet who likes faces, reflections, long exposures, and stories and scenes that don’t exist.
  • Kate Tough - Kate’s received three Creative Scotland funding awards, for fiction and poetry, and been selected for literature residencies at Cove Park, Vermont Studio Center, Outlandia and Moniack Mhor. She is a children’s literacy volunteer, and chairs festival events. She gained a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and is completing a collection of short fiction.
  • Cat Hepburn - An award-winning scriptwriter, spoken word artist and educator based in Glasgow.
  • Kevin P Gilday - Kevin P. Gilday is an award-winning writer and spoken word artist from Glasgow, Scotland. He is the curator and co-host of spoken word cabaret Sonnet Youth, a National Theatre of Scotland Breakthrough Writer and a BBC Writersroom Scottish Voice.
  • Erin Boyle - Erin Boyle is a Glasgow-Irish poet. An up and coming working-class female writer, new to the scene. With a distinct style, Erins words are raw and relatable.
  • Mark Russell - Mark Russell’s full collections are Spearmint & Rescue (Pindrop), and Shopping for Punks (Hesterglock). He has also published chapbooks and pamphlets: ℵ (the book of moose) (Kattywompus); ا (the book of seals), and Saturday Morning Pictures (Red Ceilings); Pursued by Well-being (tall-lighthouse). Mark has given readings in various venues in Glasgow and Edinburgh, StAnza in St Andrews, the Nairn Bookshop, the Poetry Cafe in London, the Cheltenham Poetry Festival, The Derwent Poetry Festival, and elsewhere.
  • Vicki Husband - I completed my first degree in Fine Art and later trained as an Occupational Therapist; I now work for the NHS. In 2010 I graduated from Glasgow University with an MLitt in Creative Writing, and later was mentored by the late great Alexander Hutchison under The Clydebuilt poetry apprenticeship scheme.
  • Em Strang: Embodied Poetry - Em is a poet, workshop facilitator, and Reader with Open Book. Over the past decade, she has taught Creative Writing in public workshop settings, schools, universities and prisons, and continues to perform her poetry at venues across the UK.
  • Katherine Sowerby - Kathrine Sowerby is a writer living in Glasgow. She has an MFA from Glasgow School of Art, an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University, and she won a 2013 New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust.
  • Jim Carruth - Jim Carruth was appointed the poet laureate of Glasgow in July 2014. His most recent collection is Black Cart published by Freight in April 2017.
  • Calum Rodger - Calum Rodger is a poet, researcher, tutor and events organiser based in Glasgow, Scotland, working in performance, print and digital media.
  • Peter Manson - Peter Manson (born Glasgow, 1969) is a poet and translator of poetry. His books include English in Mallarmé (Blart Books), Poems of Frank Rupture (Sancho Panza Press), Adjunct: an Undigest and For the Good of Liars (both from Barque Press), and Between Cup and Lip (Miami University Press, Ohio).



  • Speculative Books (Twitter, Instagram) - Independent Publishers based in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Vagabond Voices - Founded in 2008 and based in Glasgow, Vagabond Voices is an independent publisher that is both Scottish and fervently European in its aims. Vagabond is committed to introducing new titles from Scottish authors and translating fiction from other languages


  • FourFould - collaborative poetry broadsheet series


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