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Wordfringe 2006

Poetry Broadcast

Eddie Gibbons, Douglas W Gray & Sue Vickerman

Sunday 21 May 2006


Me FM (105.8FM)

Dead Good Poets present the second in a series of three fifteen-minute poetry readings broadcast on Sunday afternoons at 3.45pm. These will include Doric and English poems written and read by some of the leading published poets of the North-East of Scotland.

The readings are broadcast by Multi-Ethnic Aberdeen Limited and the poems will reflect some of the concerns and themes of a multi-ethic society.

Tune in to Me FM (105.8FM).

Eddie Gibbons

Eddie Gibbons is a founder member of the Lemon Tree Writers. He has two poetry books published by Thirsty Books, Edinburgh, and two publications by Koo Press, Aberdeen. His new (Thirsty) book of football poems Game On! will be available in May 2006. He is currently Aberdeen City Council's Scouser in Residence.

Douglas W Gray lives in Cove Bay; founder member of the Dead Good Poets, former editor of poetry magazines Storm and Spume, published widely. Awards include: second prize in the Northwords Open Poetry Competiton 1998, first prize in the Feile Filiochta Open Poetry Competiton and the Irish Times Perpetual Trophy 2001, second placed in the Scottish International Poetry Competition 2003, and winner of the Ayr 800 Open Poetry Competition 2005. A forthcoming publication Flesh, Place and other Colours is due out in Spring 2006.

Douglas width Gray
Sue Vickerman

Sue Vickerman's second collection The social decline of the oystercatcher (Biscuit Press) is 'piercingly topical' (Magnus Magnusson), 'witty, longsighted' (UA Fanthorpe), and Sandi Toksvig 'loved it'. Sue has toured with the Arrowhead poets and received grants from the English and Scottish Arts Councils. She lives in a lighthouse near Aberdeen.

Multi-Ethnic Aberdeen Limited

Sponsored by Dead Good Poets in association with Multi-Ethnic Aberdeen Limited