Introducing the February 2011 Poets – 2. Kevin Williamson

Kevin Williamson is poet, author, publisher, activist and cosmologist. Founder and editor of the legendary Rebel Inc Magazine and the Rebel Inc imprint of Canongate Books. His first collection of poetry – In A Room Darkened – was published in 2007. He was the winner of 2005 Robert Louis Stevenson Award and is currently working on first novel Where the River Meets the Sea. He arrived lobbing paperback petrol bombs at Scotland’s publishing establishment and raising a stiff middle finger at the country’s ailing Tory rulers. His underground magazine Rebel Inc spewed out a disorientating cocktail of class A drugs, football hooliganism, club culture, uninhibited sex, expletive-peppered working class vernacular and radical politics.

Instead of a written poem, here’s a fascinating recent podcast from the Scottish Poetry Library, which includes an interview with Kevin.

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