Imogen Stirling – I saw her show at the Fringe. It was very good, very very good. I love spoken word poetry that’s not trying to be too straight-laced. I think that’s very endearing.


Imogen Stirling is a Glasgow-based poet, theatre-maker and musician. She has performed her work extensively, including at events with Sofar Sounds, BBC Radio Scotland, Latitude Festival, Neu! Reekie! and Extinction Rebellion. Her five-star show #Hypocrisy is currently in preparation for an Australian tour, having sold out at the Edinburgh and Prague Fringe Festivals and toured the UK. The show was longlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2018 and shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards’ ‘Best Spoken Word Show’ in 2019. The script was published by Speculative Books and the album released in partnership with Superslide Media. Imogen was selected to participate in the BBC Words First talent development scheme, and her new gig poetry show Love The Sinner is in development. Imogen’s writing has been described as ‘life-affirming artistry’ (Everything Theatre), ‘exactly the sort of poetry we need right now’ (Alan Bissett) and ‘a tonic for the tribal times we live in’ (Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey). Imogen also works as Project Officer for independent publisher, 404 Ink, for which she was shortlisted for a Creative Edinburgh Award.