St Mungo's Mirrorball Poetry Showcase
Thu 14 November 2019
Leading Northern Irish poet Frank Ormsby headlines this event, ably supported by Vicki Husband and Stephen Watt.
Frank Ormsby was born in 1947, in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, and was educated at Queen's University in Belfast. His books of poetry include the collections Ripe for Company (1971); A Store of Candles (1977); A Northern Spring (1986); and The Ghost Train (1995). Frank Ormsby was editor of the Honest Ulsterman from 1969-89, and has edited the Poetry Ireland Review and has edited a number of award winning anthologies. His latest collection is The Rain Barrel which was published by Bloodaxe this year
Vicki Husband is one of the most important Scottish poets to have emerged in the past year. 2016 saw the publication of her debut This Far Back Everything Shimmers (Vagabond Voices), which was shortlisted for the Saltire Society’s Scottish Poetry Book of the Year Award. She has recently released Sykkel Saga on Mariscat Press.
Stephen Watt is the current Makar for the Federation of Writers (Scotland) and Dumbarton Football Club’s Poet-in-Residence. He has four published collections. His most recent is the world’s first crime book written entirely in verse. He has also curated the book ‘Ashes To Activists’ on behalf of the Joe Strummer Foundation.
St Mungo's Mirrorball aims to support the development of poetry and poets in Glasgow.