Joey Simons - Attics, garrets, pedlars and poets: a hidden geography of Glasgow
Sat 18 March 2023
O'er the crushing thoroughfare / Was a poor unheeded attic / And a nameless bard dwelt there
James Macfarlan, The Attic
An evening of readings sharing Joey Simons' ongoing research into the 19th century pedlar-poet James Macfarlan for CCA Annex. His work examines a hidden geography of poetry and class struggle in Glasgow's garrets, attics, graveyards, bookshops and asylums.
Joey Simons is a writer, researcher, Worker’s Educational Association tutor and tenant union activist from Glasgow. His practice challenges the dominant material and ideological structures of historical production by addressing suppressed aspects of working class history and using this as a basis for deepening political militancy today.