Nestled away in the Scottish Arts Club is a collection of Canadian poets performing a variety of their work with different styles and a few excerpts from their novels, both published and to be published in the next year. Through their work, these four performers explore sex, politics and human nature with eloquence and style.
A true celebration of poetry
While all of the poets are clearly talented writers their performance is a little restrained without much expression in their voices. This is disappointing as, while they all have powerful voices, there seemed to be no passion behind the words they’re uttering. A brief Q&A with the poets followed where their personalities really shone as they spoke to the audience about their work, so it is a shame that they do not bring some of this feeling into their recitations. The Shaken and Stirred, however, is a true celebration of poetry so find your way to this peaceful part of Edinburgh and let the work of these poets wash over you.