Ross Sutherland was born in Edinburgh in 1979. He was included in The Times’s list of Top Ten Literary Stars of 2008. He has three collections of poetry: Things To Do Before You Leave Town (2009), Twelve Nudes (2010), and Hyakuretsu Kyaku (2011), all published by Penned In The Margins. Ross is also a member of the poetry collective Aisle16 with whom he runs Homework, an evening of literary miscellany in East London.

He has one-man show, The Three Stigmata of Pacman, and is currently developing a piece of interactive theatre: Comedian Dies In The Middle Of A Joke.

He also has a new documentary about whether computers will ever be able to write poetry. 'Every Rendition On A Broken Machine' is released Christmas 2011.


Pet Sematary

Taken from the IMDB plot keywords. Photo by James Lyndsay.

Story on Radio 4′s Short Cuts

Recently I told a story onstage at Homework about Wash Club: an underground society that test their endurance by climbing inside tumble driers. Here’s the story again, now on Radio 4′s excellent documentary series Short Cuts. There’s a clip on the homepage, or you can download the full episode. 

If you’re interesting in coming to a Homework event, they usually run from May to November each year at Bethnal Green Workingmen’s Club, usually on the last Wednesday of the month. I run it with a group of resident writers: Joe Dunthorne, Luke Wright, John Osborne and Tim Clare. It’s a sort-of scratch night. Each month we give ourselves a new theme or form to grapple with. Our final event this season is on the 27th November. We’re going to be exploring the chat show as a literary device. I’ve already bought a toupee. Here’s our tumblr: