Vote now on your favourite poem from this year’s Edinburgh festivals

28 Aug

Okay, now it’s time to vote for “Best Poem” performed in Edinburgh this month. Here are the nominations, with the details as provided, less the various superlatives removed to allow some balance. So just vote for your favourite of those nominated, it couldn’t be easier (including now one late entry). Voting is open until 5pm on Sunday 30th August. (And if anyone made a nomination which has been missed out, do let us know!)





20 Responses to “Vote now on your favourite poem from this year’s Edinburgh festivals”

  1. Kerryann August 29, 2015 at 8:01 am #


  2. Fiona August 29, 2015 at 8:33 am #

    Brilliant poem!

  3. Lori flannigan August 29, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    Love Kevin McLeans poems, but the one written for his mum had everyone in the audience in tears. Very moving and a worthy winner

  4. Rose Deegan August 29, 2015 at 9:16 am #

    The poem for his mum Evelyn was the most beautiful thing I have heard. Dedicated to his beautiful mum who sadly died so young and needlessly.

  5. Shaz August 29, 2015 at 9:37 am #

    Very good excellent

  6. Sara Green August 29, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    Love it

  7. Agnes August 29, 2015 at 11:15 am #

    I loved this poem

  8. Louise August 29, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    Well done and good luck

  9. Mairi August 29, 2015 at 2:15 pm #


  10. Margaret Christie August 29, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    Also loved the StAnza events in the Fringe, and the SPL’s one in the Book Festival, which turned out to be a hands-on workshop in translating a poem from Spanish with a tailor-made crib provided by another poet whose first language is Spanish.

    • stanzapoetry August 30, 2015 at 7:35 am #

      Thanks, great to hear, and thanks for supporting our Just StAnza events in Edinburgh this month.

  11. Eve Nicol August 29, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

    Love love love! Best by miles ❤ clear winner right here 🙂

  12. Jimmy chisholm August 29, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

    I think Colin Bartie speaks with the voice of the real Edinburgh and deserves recognition

  13. Michael wood August 30, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    Fantastic duo. Made me cry with laughter.

  14. annthepoet2014 August 30, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    Big Charlie Poet, always delivers from the heart, he’s a legend.

  15. annthepoet2014 August 30, 2015 at 10:44 am #

    Great performance and fabulous poem from the heart

  16. Terry edwards August 30, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

    Hanging with poets is absolutely brilliant. Love it

    The antipoet is awesome

    They are the best duo act I’ve seen for ages

  17. JHumble August 31, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

    In awe of Big Charlie Poet : )

  18. sirenoftherocks September 1, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    Has to be Tessa Ransford’s poem for Callum. Exquisitely written, beautifully expressed.


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