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At The Blue Moon – 2 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LF

Tuesday 21 January 2020 • open mic floor spots • books for sale

Doors 7.30pm reading 8pm • £5/£4 unwaged

Ross Sutherland
Ross Sutherland portrait
Photo © Hayley Madden

CB1 proudly presents  ROSS SUTHERLAND, poet, playwright and broadcaster – award winner and Times Top Ten literary star.
‘Lyrical, inventive and very funny’ (Evening Standard)
‘Sutherland has the verbal urgency of rap, the wry self-mockery of stand-up and a linguistic inquisitiveness all of his own.’ (Time Out)

Ross Sutherland is the author of four collections of poetry (all published by Penned in the Margins). His plays include The Exorcism, the palindromic play Party Trap, and Stand By For Tape Back-Up (also adapted into an award-winning documentary). He is also the writer/producer of the experimental fiction podcast, Imaginary Advice (Best Fiction Podcast, 2018 British Podcast Awards). He is a regular contributor to Radio 4’s Short Cuts programme, and the writer/presenter of BBC2’s Missing Episode.

A Vote

Once the body was split from the head,
which part of the body was still called Macbeth?
A body is found dissolved in the bath
— where passes his debts, face like a Bafta,
I once told a guy I was turned on by voting booth curtains.

That given half a chance I’d sleep with the box
where Schrödinger’s cat was or was not.
Maybe I only half-said it in jest … 
What’s a guy got to do for an Aztec death?
Kill a dog to go with me. Burn the rest.
Tick here if you want to remember me.