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Verlag: Glasgow, Freight Poetry
13 cm x 19,8 cm. 68 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent, close to new condition. Loosely inserted is an original press-release for this publication. Includes for example the following poems: Slash poem in which Harry Giles meets Harry Styles / Song for a Lover as Magicicada / Piazza dei Miracoli / The Hairdest Man in Govanhill etc etc. Harry Giles grew up in Orkney and is now based in Edinburgh, where he works as a poet, producer and performance artist. He holds an MA in Theatre Directing from East 15 Acting School, and in 2010 he founded the spoken word events series Inky Fingers, which he continues to help run. Harry’s pamphlet Visa Wedding was published by Stewed Rhubarb Press in November 2012. He has won and been nominated for a number of awards, both for his performances and printed poetry. In 2008 he won the National Student Slam, and in 2009 the BBC Scotland Slam. He was nominated for the London Zoo Award for best performance by a UK poet in 2011, and the following year he won the national Ideas Tap Poetry Competition and was nominated for the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. He was the Govanhill Baths Artist-in Residence in 2013. (Wikipedia). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 43087AB
Inhaltsangabe: 'Listen, hit's semple: in Orkney I'm English; in England I'm Scottish; in Scotland, Orcadian -' This expansive collection by one of Scotland's outstanding performers is a moving exploration of identity, and how it is warped and changed by our languages, nationalities, and the often inhuman machinations of the State. Tonguit stands as a collage of the early 21st century; of growing intolerance, the rise of ATOS, the bedroom tax, growing protest movements , the homogenisation of politics, and beneath it all humanity, trying to love and laugh and live.
Über den Autor: Harry Giles is a writer and performer from Orkney, living in Edinburgh. He founded Inky Fingers Spoken Word and co-directs the live art platform ANATOMY. He has published two pamphlets Visa Wedding (Stewed Rhubarb, 2012) and Oam: Poems fae Govanhill Baths (Stewed Rhubarb, 2013); he was the 2009 BBC Scotland slam champion; and he won the 2012 IdeasTap national poetry competition. His poetry has been widely published in national magazines such as Gutter, Cordite and Magma, and has been included in a number of anthologies, including A Bird is Not a Stone (Freight Books, 2014) and Be The First To Like This (Vagabond Voices). His participatory theatre has been programmed by such festivals as Forest Fringe, Buzzcut, NTI (Latvia), Bunker (Slovenia), and CrisisArt (Italy). His performance. What We Owe was picked by the Guardian's best-of-the-Fringe 2013 roundup - in the 'But Is It Art?' category. Tonguit is his first full collection.
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