Push the Boat Out

I am the Director of the gorgeously eclectic Push the Boat Out: Edinburgh’s International Poetry Festival. Founded in 2021 by Jenny Niven, PTBO is a place where a venn diagram of artforms come together, cross pollinate and collide in a polyphonic explosion of poetry, spoken word, live music, hip hop, songwriting, film, sound, gaming, visual art and concrete poetry. I was delighted to be brought on board as Executive Producer for the 2022 outing, and to be appointed Director in August 2023.

Push the Boat Out will be back in Summerhall from 22nd to 24th November 2024 for another fantastic festival. In the meantime get your poetry fix from our open mic, Rock the Boat, held on the first Thursday of the month in Summerhall's Gallery Bar.

22nd to 24th November 2024
Photo: Kat Gollock
Photos: Kat Gollock & Tiu Makkonen

"By turns funny, moving and unsettling, resolutely lively and fresh, it […] demonstrated what is strongest in Push The Boat Out’s contemporary approach to poetry."

The Scotsman

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