Ross Sutherland shortlisted for major spoken word award

Blog / Tom Chivers

We could not be more delighted for our dear friend Ross Sutherland, who has been shortlisted for an Arts Foundation Fellowship. Ross is an Associate Artist of Penned in the Margins, having published four books of poetry with us since 2009, as well as being involved in many of our events and performance projects, including […]

We could not be more delighted for our dear friend Ross Sutherland, who has been shortlisted for an Arts Foundation Fellowship. Ross is an Associate Artist of Penned in the Margins, having published four books of poetry with us since 2009, as well as being involved in many of our events and performance projects, including Electronic Voice Phenomena.

Ross is a truly interdisciplinary artist, who has built on his foundations as a poet to make a wide range of work in theatre, video and interactive arts. Frequently hilarious and always incisive and innovative, his most recent work is Stand By For Tape Back-up, a one-man investigation of memory, mourning and pop culture through the vehicle of a VHS tape discovered in his granddad’s attic.

The full shortlist for the spoken word category is:

Rob Auton
Jemima Foxtrot
Sabrina Mahfouz
Hollie McNish
Ross Sutherland

The judges are Neneh Cherry, Mark Grist and Don Paterson. The shortlist will all be performing at The Contenders on the 28 January 2015 at the Purcell Room, London, where the winner of the Fellowship – worth £10,000 – will be announced. Go Ross!

Here’s a taste of Ross’s unique brand of poetry.

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