Neu! Reekie! dismantles the structures and snobberies dividing high and low art – art is for everyone'
‘Genre-crossing performance night led by Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, incorporating spoken word, animation, drama, music and more’
About the Book
A poetry anthology boasting some of the UK’s most exciting voices who have all shared the Neu! Reekie! bill. Many of the works are new, many are favourites read at the events; all are savoured, sublime, sumptuous voices within poetry already – with the exception of Aidan Moffat of Arab Strap and Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit – who are ferocious forces within music and beyond.
Contributors include: Irvine Welsh, Douglas Dunn, Liz Lochhead, Ron Butlin and Tom Leonard; as well as younger blood such as: Jenni Fagan, Hollie McNish and William Letford. Accompanying the book is a 20 track compilation album, artists include: Jesus, Baby; Emelle;The Merrylees; Stanley Odd; TeenCanteen and Young Fathers.
Michael Pedersen has published two successful chapbooks and an acclaimed debut collection Play with Me (Polygon, 2013). His second collection, Oyster, surfaced in 2017 and was illustrated by – and performed as a live show with – Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison. Pedersen was: named a ‘Canongate Future 40’; a finalist in the 2018 Writer of the Year at the Herald Scottish Culture Awards; awarded the John Mather Trust Rising Star of Literature Award 2014; and won the 2015 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship – travelling to Grez-sur-Loing in France. Pedersen also co-runs and co-founded Neu! Reekie! – a prize winning arts collective, known for producing cutting-edge shows all over the globe and hosting take-overs for National Galleries, National Museums and major festivals.
A follow up to the immensely popular #UntitledOne and #UntitledTwo. This year’s anthology gives us more of the promising and established names in British poetry who have all shared the Neu! Reekie! bill.
Many of the works are new, many are...
This anthology promises more of the up-and-coming and established names in British poetry, who have all shared the Neu! Reekie! bill. Many of the works are new, many are favourites read at the events; all are savoured, sublime, sumptuous voices...