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- Description'Listen, hit's semple: in Orkney I'm English; in England I'm Scottish; in Scotland, Orcadian -' This expansive collection by one of Scotland's outstanding performers is a moving exploration of identity, and how it is warped and changed by our languages, nationalities, and the often inhuman machinations of the State. Tonguit stands as a collage of the early 21st century; of growing intolerance, the rise of ATOS, the bedroom tax, growing protest movements , the homogenisation of politics, and beneath it all humanity, trying to love and laugh and live.
- Author BiographyHarry Giles is a writer and performer from Orkney, living in Edinburgh. He founded Inky Fingers Spoken Word and co-directs the live art platform ANATOMY. He has published two pamphlets Visa Wedding (Stewed Rhubarb, 2012) and Oam: Poems fae Govanhill Baths (Stewed Rhubarb, 2013); he was the 2009 BBC Scotland slam champion; and he won the 2012 IdeasTap national poetry competition. His poetry has been widely published in national magazines such as Gutter, Cordite and Magma, and has been included in a number of anthologies, including A Bird is Not a Stone (Freight Books, 2014) and Be The First To Like This (Vagabond Voices). His participatory theatre has been programmed by such festivals as Forest Fringe, Buzzcut, NTI (Latvia), Bunker (Slovenia), and CrisisArt (Italy). His performance. What We Owe was picked by the Guardian's best-of-the-Fringe 2013 roundup - in the 'But Is It Art?' category. Tonguit is his first full collection.
- PrizesShortlisted for Felix Dennis Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection 2016.
- Author(s)Harry Giles
- PublisherFreight Books
- Date of Publication26/10/2015
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationGlasgow
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFreight Books
- Weight91 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine10 mm
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