Treasure in The History of Things by Katherine McMahon

Katherine McMahon is a performance poet and spoken word promoter. She co-organises of Inky Fingers, a collective which runs open mics, workshops, slams and other wordy events. She has also organised events with No Rhyme No Reason, including a spoken word programme for the National Museum of Scotland’s Museum Late event, and OUT:SPOKEN - a showcase of Scottish queer performance poetry. She has won several slams herself, and is a regular on the Edinburgh scene, performing across the city as well as further afield. She also once won a Blue Peter badge for a poem (aged 9). Treasure in the History of Things is her first pamphlet, and is paired with a CD album of her collaboration with musician and sound designer Fiona Keenan.

Reviews for Treasure in The History of Things
Elizabeth Rimmer, The Scottish Review of Books:
“[Katherine McMahon is] a mellifluous performer. [… Treasure in The History of Things contains] some very beautiful and thoughtful pieces.”
Andrew Sclater, Sphinx: all about poetry pamphlets:
“Katherine’s poetry is generous. […] It sounds great in performance and its content comes near what might be called modern moral tales.”
Dana Bubulj, Sabotage: 
“McMahon manage[s] to engage with familiar imagery without it becoming trite, and with a self-awareness coupled with wonder at nature that makes it rather charming. […] The poems stay away from the realms of the overdone sublime and stay fresh.”

The poems:

Blackberries
Duskfall
Aloud
Jetsam
Gold
Storm
Haar
Afforestation
Weather Report
Nautical Almanac
Labyrinth
ShineBoth pamphlet and album can be purchased on Bandcamp.

Treasure in The History of Things by Katherine McMahon

Katherine McMahon is a performance poet and spoken word promoter. She co-organises of Inky Fingers, a collective which runs open mics, workshops, slams and other wordy events. She has also organised events with No Rhyme No Reason, including a spoken word programme for the National Museum of Scotland’s Museum Late event, and OUT:SPOKEN - a showcase of Scottish queer performance poetry. She has won several slams herself, and is a regular on the Edinburgh scene, performing across the city as well as further afield. She also once won a Blue Peter badge for a poem (aged 9). Treasure in the History of Things is her first pamphlet, and is paired with a CD album of her collaboration with musician and sound designer Fiona Keenan.

Reviews for Treasure in The History of Things

Elizabeth Rimmer, The Scottish Review of Books:
“[Katherine McMahon is] a mellifluous performer. [… Treasure in The History of Things contains] some very beautiful and thoughtful pieces.”

Andrew Sclater, Sphinx: all about poetry pamphlets:
“Katherine‚Äôs poetry is generous. […] It sounds great in performance and its content comes near what might be called modern moral tales.”

Dana Bubulj, Sabotage:
“McMahon manage[s] to engage with familiar imagery without it becoming trite, and with a self-awareness coupled with wonder at nature that makes it rather charming. […] The poems stay away from the realms of the overdone sublime and stay fresh.”

The poems:

Blackberries
Duskfall
Aloud
Jetsam
Gold
Storm
Haar
Afforestation
Weather Report
Nautical Almanac
Labyrinth
Shine

Both pamphlet and album can be purchased on Bandcamp.