Colin Herd Reading

Colin Herd was born in Stirling in 1985 and now lives in Edinburgh. He is a poet, fiction writer and critic. His first collection of poems “too ok” was published by BlazeVOX in 2011. A pamphlet, “like”, was published by Knives, Forks and Spoons Press in 2011 and a second full-length collection ‘Glovebox’, was published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press in 2013. In 2014, he read as part of the Auld Enemies tour of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen Dundee, Lerwick and Kirkwall. In 2015, a book of collaborations with SJ Fowler based around the life and work of Oskar Kokoschka was published with support from the Austrian Cultural Forum. He has published over 60 reviews and articles on art and literature in publications including Aesthetica Magazine, 3:AM Magazine, PN:Review and The Independent. He has read and performed his work widely, including at Rich Mix Arts Centre, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Gay’s the Word Bookshop, Edinburgh Univerity, Lancaster University and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. In 2014, ‘Glovebox’ was highly commended in the Forward Prizes.

Date(s) - 16/07/2015
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lee House (Pollock Halls)


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