Archive for May, 2015


Tinder Tyrant: joint second!


I got strong-armed into performing at this due to a lack of wildcard signups. Was an awesome night with some startlingly good performances.

Cat Hepburn

Tonight I came joint second with the talentedCalum Rodger in The Rhyming Optional slam Game of Poems, hosted by Kevin P Gilday, as part of the South Side Fringe. The consistently greatKatie Ailes, complete with Blue Peter style tinfoil armour, was the night’s deserved winner- hats off to her for altering her poems to fit Game of Thrones references. I’m just glad that guest judge Ron Donnachie seemed to like my Tinder poem!

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Causing a Rockus


I’m branching out….

Cat Hepburn

Tonight I opened with a ten minute set for Rockus’s spoken word event Poetry n Power Chords. Aside from the obvious buzz that comes with performing, getting the opportunity to see the other poets read their new work is often the greatest pleasure.

Every spoken word night I attend introduces me to some ones to watch- either emerging poets or people I just haven’t come across before, and tonight was no exception. The fellow female performers (such as Polly Burn, Charlotte Le Good and Hussie Rodriguez) gave witty and striking performances, mostly focusing on the struggles of modern women and challenging patriarchal expectations of sex and relationships. Having noticed a gender imbalance in like, everything (!), it was great to see young women holding their own and delivering punchy, strong poetry.

A good bunch of Glasgow’s well established poets, such as the ever energetic Sam Small, and the force to be reckoned…

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