Emergents is delighted to announce that poet Jared A Carnie has won the open-mic performance slot at The Night of Small Miracles - a major new spoken word clubnite at Inverness’s The Ironworks venue.
Set up this summer to nurture creative talent and creative careers in the Highlands and Islands, it was in October that Emergents started the search for talented new writers, aged 18-26, to perform at the opening night of the club being held on Thursday November 28th, as part of Book Week Scotland - and that search has now discovered a young poet of real originality and grit.
Jared A Carnie’s work has so far featured in poetry journals (including Northwords Now & Beatdom) and in Los Angeles-based Silver Birch Press’s acclaimed collection: Bukowski: An Anthology alongside such poets as the acclaimed Henry Denander and A.D Winans.
Jared, 23, who was originally from Essex, now lives in the Lochs area of the Isle of Lewis, has written for as long as he can remember and, apart from poetry, has completed a first and is working on a second novel for which he is seeking a publisher.
Peter Urpeth of Emergents, said: “It is a real thrill for us to discover and give a significant performance opportunity to a young poet of the quality and originality of Jared A Carnie.
“Scotland is witnessing a real resurgence in spoken word events and a great deal of that effort is being led by poets with a need to write and perform poetry that has real contemporary relevance; is sometimes controversial in its subject matter and is at times is directly political.
“The Night of Small Miracles is giving a platform to one such new voice, and one not to be missed!”
The Night of Small Miracles features the work of poet Michel Pedersen - whose work has attracted rave reviews from Stephen Fry, Irvine Welsh and Ewen Bremner, saying:‘Michael’s poems are so physical you can almost touch the images in them. Fabulously sensual and alive. I adore poetry like this’ – Stephen Fry
‘If you like poetry that is cool, smart, hilarious and quirky and can just suddenly rip your heart out, Michael Pedersen is your man’ – Irvine Welsh
‘Michael throws open the gates to the kingdom and all the words are singing. He knows deeply that life is nothing without play. And everything is play to him – pain and love and fun and thought and memory. Michael makes them all majestic and beautifully honest. How exciting to come across a writer with such vigour’ – Ewen Bremner, actor
With Michael is leading novelist and journalist Sophie Cooke whose novels are at the forefront of a new generation of Scottish writers.
Tickets for The Night of Small Miracles are available from ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.co.uk