The Glassblower Dances by Rachel McCrum

Winner of the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award 2013.

Rachel McCrum has been working as a performance poet in Edinburgh since 2010. She is one half of Rally & Broad, the newest literary cabaret extravaganza to emerge from Edinburgh. She was a finalist at the 2012 BBC Edinburgh Festival Poetry Slam and winner of the 2012 International Women’s Day Slam. She co-organises Inky Fingers, the Edinburgh based spoken word collective, and has performed across Scotland with Hello Poetry, Blind Poetics, the Golden Hour and at Wickerman Festival. The Glassblower Dances is her first pamphlet.

ISBN: 978-0-9576363-0-9

Reviews for The Glassblower Dances

Elizabeth Rimmer, The Scottish Review of Books:
[Rachel McCrum] combines the linear and leisurely flow of the performer with the feel for structure and pattern of a page poet, and a complexity of thought which does credit to both. […] A useful taster for what I hope will soon be a full collection of poetry.”
Sally Evans, Poetry Scotland Reviews:
“The sense that this is the perfect way to say something is never far off as you read her poems.”

Andrew Sclater, Sphinx: all about poetry pamphlets:
“Her award-winning pamphlet is beautifully designed, and its poems work extremely well both as performance pieces and on the page.”

The poems:

Stewed Rhubarb
Broad
Peg
A Quest for Kisses
On Lapicide Street
Sundrunkroadtrip
Bulbs
Are The Kids Alright?
Fuel
Last Night Ashore
Dirtied Pints
Zippo Endings
The Glassblower Dances
Drippings

The Glassblower Dances by Rachel McCrum

Winner of the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award 2013.

Rachel McCrum has been working as a performance poet in Edinburgh since 2010. She is one half of Rally & Broad, the newest literary cabaret extravaganza to emerge from Edinburgh. She was a finalist at the 2012 BBC Edinburgh Festival Poetry Slam and winner of the 2012 International Women’s Day Slam. She co-organises Inky Fingers, the Edinburgh based spoken word collective, and has performed across Scotland with Hello Poetry, Blind Poetics, the Golden Hour and at Wickerman Festival. The Glassblower Dances is her first pamphlet.

ISBN: 978-0-9576363-0-9

Reviews for The Glassblower Dances

Elizabeth Rimmer, The Scottish Review of Books:
[Rachel McCrum] combines the linear and leisurely flow of the performer with the feel for structure and pattern of a page poet, and a complexity of thought which does credit to both. […] A useful taster for what I hope will soon be a full collection of poetry.”

Sally Evans, Poetry Scotland Reviews:
“The sense that this is the perfect way to say something is never far off as you read her poems.”

Andrew Sclater, Sphinx: all about poetry pamphlets:
“Her award-winning pamphlet is beautifully designed, and its poems work extremely well both as performance pieces and on the page.”

The poems:

Stewed Rhubarb
Broad
Peg
A Quest for Kisses
On Lapicide Street
Sundrunkroadtrip
Bulbs
Are The Kids Alright?
Fuel
Last Night Ashore
Dirtied Pints
Zippo Endings
The Glassblower Dances
Drippings