Rachel McCrum is one of the most exciting contemporary poets performing in the UK. She arrived in Edinburgh in 2010, via Manchester, Belfast, New Zealand, Oxford and a small seaside town in Northern Ireland. She works as a poet and performer and, with fellow poet Jenny Lindsay, is one half of Rally & Broad, Scotland's cabaret of music, words and lyrical delight. Her first pamphlet 'The Glassblower Dances' was awarded the 2012 Callum MacDonald Award. Her work has been included in the anthologies 'Be The First To Like This' (Vagabond Voices), 'A Bird Is Not A Stone'(Freight Books) and 'Double Bill' (Red Squirrel Books). She has performed alongside Liz Lochhead, Phill Jupitus, William Letford, Don Paterson and others. Her next pamphlet 'Do Not Alight Here' will be published by Stewed Rhubarb Press in March 2015. We are delighted to have a poet and performer of the calibre of Rachel at Booked.