User Stories by CD Boyland

User Stories by CD Boyland

User Stories resonates with the anxiety expressed by David Bowie when he said, “I’m just a collection of other people’s voices” whilst simultaneously addressing the conditions of modern living. Not the conditions we live in, but those we’re forced to accept in order to live in 21st-century, post-Brexit, pandemic Britain. Balanced on knife-edge dilemmas, these poems speak from the ancient past to the present, recasting familiar conflicts into mythic new shapes.

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The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven: 10th Anniversary Edition

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven: 10th Anniversary Edition

A revolutionary queer ritual in which bread is shared, wine is drunk, and Biblical stories are reimagined by a transgender Jesus.

Ten years on from this groundbreaking play’s explosive premiere at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, this unique book brings together the script with the story of its remarkable impact, resilience and enduring relevance as told by the family of artists and activists who made it happen…

Endorse Me, You Cowards! by Ross McCleary

Endorse Me, You Cowards! by Ross McCleary

Struggling to get interviews? Need help spicing up your LinkedIn profile? What you need is careers advice from a spoken-word poet. What you need is Endorse Me, You Cowards by Ross McCleary, a pamphlet bursting with wisdom and advice for budding employees. It’s a satire of temping, the job market, office work, and what happens when the line between admin and art begins to blur...
Finding Sea Glass: Poems from The Drift by Hannah Lavery

Finding Sea Glass: Poems from The Drift by Hannah Lavery

Exploring bereavement, belonging and rage, Hannah Lavery’s Finding Sea Glass: Poems from The Drift is a eulogy for her father and searingly honest portrayal of growing up mixed-race in Scotland. The pamphlet consists of poetry selections from The Drift, Hannah’s National Theatre of Scotland show.

Hannah’s voice is often quiet and loving, but she pulls no punches writing about both sides of the parent-child relationship, how we inherit and pass on race, and how Scotland constructs race and national identity...

Disclosures: Rewriting the Narrative About HIV

Disclosures: Rewriting the Narrative About HIV

Being HIV positive today is completely different from how it was thirty years ago. This anthology collects work from those affected by HIV so they can tell us what it really means to have HIV in Scotland today.

Many of the stories, poems and artworks here emerged from the Positive Stories workshop series and artistic-mentorship scheme organised by HIV Scotland, empowering people to use their own voices to reshape the narrative around HIV and take part in creative activism…

Tonguit by Harry Josephine Giles

Tonguit by Harry Josephine Giles

Shortlisted for the Forward Prize’s 2016 debut collection award, Tonguit is a moving exploration of identity in Scots, English, and bureaucracy.

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