Auld Enemies - July 2014

7 locales : over 40 poets : a national tour of Scotland 
& brand new innovative poetic collaborations : 
a Scottish Enemies project

The Enemies project: Auld Enemies was a groundbreaking transnational poetry collaboration project where six poets worked in rolling pairs to produce original works for readings across the breadth of Scotland. Each event also featured numerous pairs of writers from the region, who presented brand new poetry collaborations as well. Auld Enemies was an exploration of contemporary Scottish poetics through the potential of collaboration. Auld Enemies commenced with a six date tour of Scotland, taking in Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Lerwick in the Shetlands and finished with Kirkwall in the Orkneys. It concluded with an event in London, at the Rich Mix Arts Centre, on July 26th 2014, which featured many of the new works from the tour, new collaborations and a documentary screening about Auld Enemies, which you can view here. 

Auld Enemies is co-curated by Ryan Van Winkle
You can read detailed blogs about the tour here:

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Auld Enemies begins - Dundee : July 15th 2014 at University of Dundee

Auld Enemies: Dundee
William Letford & nick-e melville
Andy Jackson & Lindsay McGregor
Ryan Van Winkle & SJ Fowler
Jim Stewart & Dawn Wood
Richard Watt
Colin Herd & Ross Sutherland

Auld Enemies - Glasgow : July 10th 2014 at Mcchuills

Auld Enemies Glasgow
SJ Fowler & nick-e melville
Neil Davidson & Thomas Betteridge
Iyad Hayatleh & Nalini Paul
Jim Ferguson & Ellen McAteer
Ryan Van Winkle & Ross Sutherland
Katy Hastie & Graeme Smith
William Letford & Colin Herd
Calum Rodger & Anthony Autumn

Auld Enemies diary - Edinburgh: July 11th at Summerhall

Auld Enemies Edinburgh:
Ryan Van Winkle & William Letford
Rachel Crum & Dave Coates
Thomas MacColl & Ed Smith
JL Williams & J.Johanneson Gaitan
Graeme Smith & Luke Allan
SJ Fowler & Ross Sutherland
nick-e melville & Jane Goldman
MacGillivray & Andrew Blair
Mike Saunders & Karen Veitch
Rob McKenzie & Janette Ayachi
Colin Herd & Iain Morrison

Auld Enemies diary - Aberdeen: July 12th at Cellar 35

Auld Enemies: Aberdeen
SJ Fowler & William Letford
Keith Murray
Gerard Rochford & Richie Brown
Colin Herd & Ryan Van Winkle
Maureen Ross & Catriona Yule
Haworth Hodgkinson & Bernard Briggs
nick-e melville & Ross Sutherland

Auld Enemies diary - Lerwick: July 14th at Mareel

Auld Enemies diary - Kirkwall: July 17th at Kirkwall Library

Auld Enemies Kirkwall
nick-e melville & Colin Herd & Ross Sutherland & SJ Fowler
Rosie Alexander & Rosemary Merriman
Pam Beasant & Lydia Harris

Auld Enemies London
Ross Sutherland & Colin Herd & Ryan Van Winkle & nick-e melville & SJ Fowler
Emily Berry & John Clegg
Vahni Capildeo & Jeremy Noel-Tod
Tim Atkins & Jeff Hilson
Nick Murray & Eley Williams
Kirsty Irving & Harry Man

The Auld Fold

As part of Kathrine Sowerby's beautiful Four Fold publication series, five of the core touring poets also produced this collaborative poem that was published in January 2015 as the Auld Fold, featuring nick-e melville, Colin Herd, Ryan Van Winkle, Ross Sutherland and SJ Fowler.

the Hidden Door festival : March in the Vaults of Edinburgh

This took place before Auld Enemies, a precursor, in March 2014, and served as a preliminary project to the tour, with a full camarade lineup of collaborations that will live long in the memory.

Colin Herd & Iain Morrison
Graeme Smith & Anthony Autumn
Daisy Lafarge & Anne Laure Coxam
JL Williams & MacGillivray
Greg Thomas & Lila Matsumoto
Sam Walton & Jo Lindsay
SJ Fowler & Tom Jenks
Ryan Van Winkle & Sarah Kelly
nick-e melville & Ross Sutherland