Poetry at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015

Shingle Street by Blake Morrison

Edinburgh International Book Festival is the largest bookfest in the world, running 15-31 August 2015. Here are a selection of poets appearing at the festival.

Search party by George the Poet

Search party by George the Poet

Young, satirical and thought-provoking, George the Poet writes about his personal experiences in this dynamic debut.

 

Hold your own by Kate Tempest

Hold your own by Kate Tempest

Mercury-prize nominated performance poet writes a collection based on the mythical figure of Tiresias.

 

Bee journal by Sean Borodale

Bee journal by Sean Borodale

Reflection of two years as a beekeeper, examining the life cycles and behaviour of bees.

 

Kim Kardashian’s Marriage by Sam Riviere

Kim Kardashian's Marriage by Sam Riviere

Collaged poetry from search engine results, exploring artifice and reality.

 

Shingle street by Blake Morrison

Shingle street by Blake Morrison

Morrison’s first poetry collection for almost three decades focuses on the eroding Suffolk coastline.

 

Poems by Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod

Poems by Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod

Posthumous collection of Banks’ early, highly-charged poems, selected by writer Ken MacLeod.

 

My family and other superheros by Jonathan Edwards

My family and other superheroes by Jonathan Edwards

Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2014 – an entertaining look on growing up in the Welsh Valleys.