Launch of the second book from one of the UK’s very best spoken word performers, Ash Dickinson.
Likely timings: 8pm Doors/8.30pm Performance/9.30pm Book signing. Free Entry.
“Mama Cass overdoses on pork. A shower gel’s compassionate talk. Revenge best served by time machine or octopus as hat. Star Wars told in three minutes flat. Misogyny in rap, sexism at the Oscars. The running of the bullfinches. Scottish independence. Heckling Miley Cyrus. Midlife dating/midlife crisis. Syria and political satirists. Life through the lens of a food photographer. New persona after new persona. Tattoos and stalkers. Swindon is the new Disneyland. The last knockings of rock and roll. Video games and gun control. Boxing snow. Kipling and poetry karaoke. Man in the 21st century. The Smiths and electricity wastage. A three day New Year’s Eve. Love, art, death. The ways of a coffee addict. And Britain’s foremost method poet…This can only be a new book from everyone’s favourite comic surrealist Ash Dickinson….”
Ash Dickinson is a multiple slam champion (including Edinburgh, Cheltenham and BBC Radio). He has performed in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Jordan, Germany and the Czech Republic. He has headlined many shows and festivals throughout the UK, been widely published in newspapers, magazines and anthologies and is in great demand to run poetry workshops. His first collection, ‘Slinky Espadrilles’ was published in 2012 by Burning Eye Books.
“Brilliantly surreal invention…fabulous poems” – Edinburgh Evening News
“Impressive wordplay” – The Times
“Clever and funny” – The Scotsman
“Could do for poetry what Bill Hicks did for comedy” – The Skinny
“Ash Dickinson is a Performance Poet for the Lost Generation. If you haven’t seen him, you haven’t seen performance poetry” – Federation Of Writers (Scotland)
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