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1st–31st May 2009

Week 3

Double Launch


Drama Workshop

Word 09

Week 4

The Night Mare V Fear of Intimacy

Attila the Stockbroker and David Rovics

In Search of Salt

In Search of Salt

Poetry of Lighthouses

John Hegley

Drawing out the Creativity

Fredrik Sixten: Requiem

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New poetry in English, Greek and Nepali with film, painting, digital art and improvised music


Tuesday 12 May 2009
6.30pm – 7.30pm

Review by
Olivia Farrington

Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen [Map]

Admission £5 (concessions free)
No booking required

Part of New Words / New Sounds

blues or tail-eyes ... in forks of synapses ... sun tattoo'd on small backs arching ... shooting stars, ravens' wings, lunar eclipse ... my death the last feather on this face of mine ... I still preferred to play with chalk

Spring Tides Poetry Group presents P–KOK, interweaving new poetry in English, Greek and Nepali with original film, painting, digital art and improvised music. (Some adult content.)

Nabin Kumar Chhetri

Nabin Kumar Chhetri comes from Nepal. He started writing poetry at a very early age. He graduated with a degree of M.Litt in Novel from the University of Aberdeen. He has received awards in Italy, Israel and Nepal for his poems. He is the member of the International Writers Association and World Congress of Poets (USA). He has edited an international poetry magazine called The O, which features writers from Japan, USA, Spain, India, Nepal &c. He is currently working on a novel about the Bhutanese Refugees.

Philip Coulthard

Philip Coulthard was born in 1968 in Tyne and Wear. Attended Sunderland University (1989-94), studying Fine Art. Worked in art therapy and exhibited locally. Later branched out from painting into multimedia, eventually making short films such as Skeleton Crew, shown at Paul Wilson's Liquidiser events in London, Northampton and Nottingham. By 2004 created a multimedia website about author, philosopher and angry young man Colin Wilson, with Wilson's approval. Currently engaged (with Paul Wilson) in a film project about Colin Wilson, provisionally entitled Weight on the Needles.

Mukul Dahal

Born and brought up in Nepal, Mukul Dahal has had a collection of his poems, Beyond the Last Frontier (Seemaater Seemanta), published in Nepali. He edits PEN HIMALAYA, a quarterly e-zine of poetry, book reveiws and interviews. Having completed an MA in Creative Writing at Swansea University, he currently lives in Aberdeen. He has been published both at home and abroad.

Grant Fraser

Grant Fraser is an experimental poet and film-maker. Published in Granite and Gravel (Aberdeen, 2008).

Alisdair Gordon

Alisdair Gordon is a native of Aberdeen, but has spent many years living in England and Greece, working mainly as a teacher of English to foreign students. He is interested in modern Greek and Spanish literature, but also in the Japanese forms haiku and senryu. He finds Biblical themes of interest, often for what is left out. The first poem he wrote, age nine, was entitled The Larder. His poem, A Man Waking was included in the Arvon anthology of 1996.

Haworth Hodgkinson

Haworth Hodgkinson is a poet and playwright, composer and improvising musician, with an interest in working across artistic boundaries. Recent collaborations have been with dancers in fast+Dirty lab 2008, with musicians in the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, with poets in the Blue Salt Collective, and with actors in Wordfringe Festival Players.

See www.haworthhodgkinson.co.uk for more.

Valerie Faith Irvine-Fortescue

Valerie Faith Irvine-Fortescue's collected poems Love from Valerie were published in 2006 by Pacifera Press.

Mark Pithie

Mark Pithie is inspired by Aberdeen — its people, places and history. He has been published in various anthologies including the Spring Tides collection Granite and Gravel (Aberdeen, 2008). He is still thinking about his first chapbook, and hopes to put thought into action later this year.

Sheila Reid

Sheila Reid lives and works in the beautiful Lumphanan valley overlooked by the hills of the Mounth.

Promoted by

Spring Tides Poetry Group

Supported by

Peacock Visual Arts
Aberdeen City Council



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