It’s that time of the year again, when the spoken word and literary scene start casting their votes for the Saboteur Awards. This is a great way for artists to receive widespread recognition for their work, and encourages people to shout about and celebrate their peers.

You can cast your votes for the nominations here. Please note that you have to vote in at least three categories in order for it to count.

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We’ve been treated to some live sessions from Kevin P. Gilday & The Glasgow Cross, featuring some stripped-back performances at 4MH Studios in Glasgow.

A trio of videos – ‘An Atheist’s Prayer’, ‘Deep Sea Diver’ and ‘The Vision (Jesus Of Possil)’ – are available to view on our YouTube channel (there’s a dedicated KPG & TGC playlist here) and also on our Facebook page.

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Fancy yourself as an Insta poet…?

There’s rarely a week goes by when we don’t see another article about the ‘rise of the Insta poets’. Some of them are celebratory, some of them are scathing and not many of them fall in between.

But the fact is, social media is a great way for poets to share their work and also a great way for the public to access it. We want to use our channels to promote grassroots, so we’re hosting an ‘Insta open mic’.

Nymphs & Thugs

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As part of Arts Council Collection’s Store To Tour project, Matt Abbott was commissioned to write a series of poems in response to the ‘Revolt & Revolutions’ exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Matt regularly visited YSP as a kid, and has been a social and political activist since his mid-teens, so it was the ideal commission; writing poetry in response to the punk portraits and the show overall.

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What can we say?! A video clip of Salena Godden doing what Salena Godden does best. She performed her brand new poem ‘Pessimism Is For Lightweights’ at Trafalgar Square for the #March4Women rally.

The rally attracted around 10,000 people, and Salena’s new poem is set to be featured in a pamphlet on Rough Trade Books, containing 13 pieces of courage and resistance.

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