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 four collections of poetry: Things To Do Before You Leave Town (2009), Twelve Nudes (2010), Hyakuretsu Kyaku (2011), and Emergency Window (2012), 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 written several pieces for the stage, including The Three Stigmata of Pacman (2010 and the interactive theatre show, Comedian Dies In The Middle Of A Joke (2012). His new show, Standby For Tape Back-Up, will be on tour in late 2014/2015
He also has a documentary about whether computers will ever be able to write poetry. 'Every Rendition On A Broken Machine' can be watched at every-rendition.tumblr.com.
Back in 1999, I tried to write an article about a secret society at my university. According to my friend Beaver, this secret society met in the campus laundrette and had endurance competitions inside the industrial inside tumble driers. Now that story is being turned into a short film! The film is adapted from the version of this story I told on Radio 4 a few years ago. I’m just finishing the screenplay now. If you’d like to support the film, you can do so through our crowdfunder page. There are lots of cool perks, including being an extra in the film, commissioning a poem from me, and various Wash Club laundrette paraphernalia.
My Imaginary Advice podcast just celebrated its first birthday this month! Twenty-one episodes, all exploring new ways of telling stories. I’m really proud of the show. I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever made. I’ve got a whole slate of new ideas for the next year, but in order to keep the podcast going, I really need your help.
If you like the podcast and want it to continue, consider visiting my page at Patreon.com and pledging a small monthly contribution to the podcast. It’ll make a huge amount of difference in keeping the podcast online. I want to produce two episodes every month if I can.
Supporters get rewards as well. You can get a copy of my spoken word album, a copy of my 2012 book Emergency Window, and two special “supporter-only” episodes. I’ll even write you a poem on a subject of your choosing!
If you haven’t heard the podcast yet, here’s a selection of my favourite episodes, recorded over the last twelve months:
December 7th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed
Thanks to producer Eleanor McDowall for pulling this all together into something that sounds amazing! Really pleased with how this came out.
By the way, I’m still doing my Imaginary Advice podcast. We’re coming up to the first birthday episode, which I’ll be uploading in a couple of days. You can catch up on previous episodes on iTunes or you can look them up here: http://imaginaryadvice.tumblr.com/
October 28th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments are closed