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1st–31st May 2009

Week 5

The Word Birds

Voyager Poets

Not Drowning but Waving

Fresh Ayr

Young People's Poetry Competition Prizegiving

Stuart MacBride: Blind Eye


Closing Verses

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Closing Verses

Koo Press Poetry Roadshow with Catriona Yule, Haworth Hodgkinson and Douglas W. Gray


Sunday 31 May 2009
3pm – 5pm

Review by
Miriama Young

Left Bank, Tarland [Map]

Admission £2 — includes refreshments
Places limited — to ensure admission please book via leftbank.tarland@googlemail.com

Wordfringe 2009 closes with a celebration of the Koo Press series of poetry chapbooks, which now runs to 25 titles that have attracted the admiration of readers and critics alike. Douglas W. Gray is the founder and driving force behind Koo Press, and he is joined by Catriona Yule and Haworth Hodgkinson of the Blue Salt Collective for a sequence of poetry and music.

Catriona Yule

Catriona Yule is an Aberdeen poet, short story writer and playwright.

Her first full length play Birdhouse was staged at the Lemon Tree in February 2009. She has also written two one-act plays. Two Seconds was performed during Wordfringe 2008, and Kitten Heels was given a rehearsed reading at Aberdeen Arts Centre in 2005.

Her first poetry collection Shedding Skin was launched by Koo Press in 2007, and her poems have been published in many other publications. Her short stories have appeared in Pushing Out the Boat and The Eildon Tree.

See www.catrionayule.co.uk for more.

Haworth Hodgkinson

Haworth Hodgkinson is a poet and playwright, composer and improvising musician. Recent collaborations have been with dancers in fast+Dirty lab 2008 and with musicians in the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra. He performs as poet and musician with the multimedia Blue Salt Collective, and is the founder of Wordfringe and its offshoot theatre company Wordfringe Festival Players.

See www.haworthhodgkinson.co.uk for more.

Douglas W. Gray

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.

Promoted by

Koo Press

Supported by

Left Bank


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