Meet The Writers - Rachel McCrum

Rachel McCrum

Rachel McCrum is a poet, performer and workshop teacher who has worked in Scotland, Quebec, Haiti, South Africa, Greece and Ireland. She won the Callum MacDonald Award for her first pamphlet The Glassblower Dances in 2012; was the first ever BBC Scotland Poet In Residence in 2015 and was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2016. She is a founding member of Stewed Rhubarb Press and the SHIFT/ Poetry Collective; and was the Broad of acclaimed Scottish spoken word cabaret Rally and Broad (The List Hot 100 #12 in 2015). Her second pamphlet Do Not Alight Here Again (2015) was turned into a solo show for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. She has performed at Latitude, Wickerman, StAnza, La Festival de la Poesie, Les Nuits Amérindiennes and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. She is a member of poetry collective ‘La Poesie Partout’ and co-ordinates the cinepoems/All These New Relations project with poets Calum Rodger (Glasgow) and Jonathan Lamy (Montreal). She currently lives in Montreal. The First Blast To Awaken Women Degenerate is her first collection and is published in June 2017.

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