ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: November 2, 2018
I’m a Pretty Circler
By (author) Iain Morrison
Iain Morrison’s debut collection I’m a Pretty Circler is experimental without being intimidating; conversational without being casual; and outrageous without shedding tenderness. Within its pages, Emily Dickinson rubs shoulders with drag queens, while nineteenth-century German composers are as likely to be referenced as dating apps. Morrison balances punchy, patterned short poems with longer more conversational or collaged works that explore ways in which sex, class, technology and religion intertwine in contemporary Britain.
Born in 1979 in Edinburgh, Iain Morrison is a poet, musician and performance artist. Currently based in the Scottish capital, he has also lived and worked in Cambridge (where he studied music at the University), Bristol and Berlin. He works in Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery where he is responsible for cross-artform events and has commissioned poets, including Forward Prize-winner Vahni Capildeo, to write responses to exhibitions. He performs regularly around the UK, from Orkney to Manchester. Performance work includes “a durational installation” in Berlin where he read aloud every Emily Dickinson poem. He tries to keep track of his activities and thinking at permanentpositions.wordpress.com