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(ANNOUNCEMENT) isles reading at MF Books

i s l e s // a poetry reading 

10th July, 7pm

Mount Florida Books | free entry

Note: we are waiting a ticket link from the bookshop - check back a day or two before the event. Or just show up!

SPAM Press is thrilled to announce our latest reading (the first in a few months!). In celebration of an upcoming mini residency, which will see a pack of post-internet club rats following in the footsteps of Keats et al in seeking lyrical inspiration from the Western Isles (one in particular), we’re hosting a bounteous summer reading at Mount Florida Books, Glasgow. 

On the night, we will have an exclusive run of a special print zine featuring new work by the performers. This will be available for free/pay what you can on the night (all proceeds go to the performers). 

Unfortunately there will be no video stream of the event but as always we record our events for the podcast. We have a backlog of recordings that need edited - if you'd like to volunteer to help with that, please get in touch!

How to get there

Mount Florida Books

1069 Cathcart Rd, Mount Florida, Glasgow G42 9AF

About the readers

Leo Bussi is a poet and researcher based in Glasgow. He runs Waterwings Press, a reading series and poetry press.

Dan Power is a poet, and the founding editor of visual poetry outfit Trickhouse Press. Recent publications include Memory Foam, a collaboration with Chat-GPT3 (Doomsday Press, 2023) and SELECTED DREAMS (Steel Incisors, 2021). His poems can be found in Spam, PAIN, Osmosis, aswirl, Footprints: An anthology of new eco-poetry, and more! Dan can be found online as @therealdanpower.

Karólína Rós Ólafsdóttir is a poet writing in Icelandic and English, working across creative writing, visual arts, and translation. She is currently translating early 20th century Icelandic poetry into English researching Nordic Decadence. She is a graduate of the English and Creative Writing BA at Goldsmiths University and is currently pursuing a Creative Writing MA at the University of Iceland. Her work has appeared in publications such as Volupté, SPAM, magma poetry, amberflora zine, Wormhole, STARA journal, and Pastel Series as well as in performances and group exhibitions in Iceland, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Kirsty Watt, currently studying an MLitt in Creative Writing at Strathclyde University, was born and brought up amongst the mountains and sea on the Isle of Skye. With a passion for writing poetry and prose delving into the histories, traditions, landscapes and languages of Scotland and its natural world, she had her first poem published in Poetry Scotland last year. Since then, she has created a historical poetry trail on Skye and a Scots woodland words poetry pamphlet for the Woodland Trust. When not playing around with words, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, climbing hills or swimming in the sea!

About SPAM Press

Established in 2016, SPAM Press is a many-headed poetry hydra powered by DIY energy and erratic modem connections. Operating as a pamphlet machine, podcast, lit mag & journal, SPAM is all pop cultural nourishment finessed with the zeal of ~poesy. We have published over 50 books by international authors including Jack Underwood, Daisy Lafarge, Jennifer Soong and Samantha Walton. Our most recent project, Brilliant Vibrating Interface, was a collaboration with the Edwin Morgan Trust – the fruits of which are available via an eponymous anthology and digital sibling. BVI was centred on queer post-internet creatives working in Scotland today, in dialogue with the work of Morgan himself. More recently, we’ve turned our attention to digital dreaming, pop music and e-lit experiments.

SPAM is currently directed by Kirsty Dunlop and Maria Sledmere.

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Accessibility: Mount Florida Books is wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately our toilet is not. If you have any access requirements, please email and we will do our best to meet them.


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