Broken Sleep Poets | 11th August @7pm

Join us for readings with some of the excellent and exciting Broken Sleep Poets on 11th of August, we'll have readings from Rosa Campbell,  Len Lukowski, Annie Muir, Saskia McCracken, Maria Sledmere and Samuel Tongue.

Rosa Campbell lives in Leith and is a lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at the University of St Andrews. Her poetry has appeared in various places, including Oxford Poetryfourteen poemsPerverseAmbitGutter and SPAM. Her first book, Pothos, a memoir-ish lyric essay about grief and houseplants, was published by Broken Sleep Books in 2021. She tweets as @rosaetc 

Len Lukowski is a queer writer and performer based in Glasgow. He writes poetry, fiction, lyrics and memoir. His work has been published in The Quietus, Magma, New Writing Scotland and many other places. In 2018 he won the Wasafiri New Writing Award for Life Writing. Len's debut poetry pamphlet 'The Bare Thing' was published by Broken Sleep Books in 2022. He has played in the punk bands Jean Genet, Twinken Park and Faggot.


Annie Muir’s debut pamphlet New Year’s Eve was published by Broken Sleep Books in 2021. Pre-pandemic she handed out poems on the street outside local libraries, and has a podcast – Time for one Poem – aimed at complete beginners to poetry.

Saskia McCracken is a Glasgow-based writer and editor at Osmosis Press. Her publications include Imperative Utopia (-algia press), Cyanotype (Dancing Girl Press) and Zero Hours (Broken Sleep Books). She was longlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction prize and awarded the Streetcake Experimental Fiction Second Prize. Her work appears in MagmaDatableed, and Amberflora. @SaskiadeRM

Maria Sledmere is a poet, artist and critic based in Glasgow, where she also teaches. She is editor-in-chief of SPAM Press and a member of the art and ecology collective, A+E. Her debut collection, The Luna Erratum, is out now with Dostoyevsky Wannabe. Recent publications include Sans Soleil, a collaboration with fred spoliar (Face Press/Mermaid Motel, 2022), and String Feeling (Erotoplasty Editions, 2022). She is co-editor of the weird folds: everyday poems from the anthropocene (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2020). Find her at (Author photo credit to Alexander Hoyles.)

Samuel Tongue's collections include Sacrifice Zones (Red Squirrel, 2020) and three pamphlets: The Nakedness of the Fathers (Broken Sleep, 2022), Stitch (Tapsalteerie, 2018), Hauling-Out (Eyewear, 2016). Poems have appeared in many places including Banshee Lit, Butcher’s Dog, Magma, Finished Creatures, PBLJ, The Interpreter's House, Under the Radar and elsewhere.