GS Smith’s CAESURA series is rapidly becoming one of the most vital avant garde readings in Great Britain
- SJ Fowler (writer, editor and event producer)
CAESURA is the voice event of the only real literary avant garde in Edinburgh. Have a pint, but it may be spilled.
-Martin Belk (author and Calder Publications associate)
Every month Goodnight Press brings CAESURA to Edinburgh: an incendiary, experimental and eclectic night celebrating the spoken word in its many forms.
CAESURA began in March 2012 in the basement of Café Renroc, moved to The White Horse on the Canongate and in 2013 found a home in The Artisan Bar in Abbeyhill. CAESURA has been honoured to host an array of incredible writers including Peter Manson, SJ Fowler, Colin Donati, Martin Belk, Tom Jenks, Dorothy Alexander, Ryan Van Winkle, Jow Lindsay, nick-e melville and Alan Gillis (full list to be found in past events).
In July 2012 CAESURA #5 was the first show & tell night of experimental and conceptual poetry and visuals featuring a one-off exhibition of visual poetry with printed and projected works and live readings at Leith’s Bond No. 9.
In August 2013 CAESURA #15 launched PALIMPCYST: an exhibition of visual and concrete poetry and avant art at Leith’s Yellow Bench.
CAESURA is currently held on the second Friday of the month from 7pm at The Artisan Bar, London Road, Edinburgh.