Event: The Grammarsow presents Scottish poet Calum Rodger


The Grammarsow is a trans-local project which aims to bring Scottish poets and poetry to Cornwall in the footsteps of WS Graham. 2018 marks Graham’s Centenary and the inaugural year of the residency.

This Saturday 15 September at 6pm in The Vicar’s Retreat, The Seven Stars Inn, Falmouth, Grammarsow’s inaugural poet Calum Rodger will read alongside Andrew Fentham, and Falmouth University’s own David Devanny. The free event explores and celebrates WS Graham’s legacy in Cornwall and Scotland in his Centenary year.


Calum is a Glasgow-based poet, researcher, tutor and events organiser who works in performance, print and digital media. Calum has been in Cornwall for a few days exploring and engaging with WS Graham’s legacy.

Calum has a wide record of performance throughout Scotland, including shows with BBC:TheSocial and TEDxGlasgow, where his poem Glasgow Flourishes achieved over 5,000 views. He holds a PhD in Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow on the work of ‘avant-gardener’ Ian Hamilton Finlay.

His most recent work, Rock, Star, North., presents a poetic travelogue through the game-world of Grand Theft Auto V, and has been performed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and the Workers Theatre Weekender, among others.

Current roles include Co-Director of the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School, tutor in Poetry & Poetics at the University of Glasgow, and positions on the editorial board for Gutter Magazine and All These New Relations. A selection of his work can be found at www.calumrodger.co.uk.

I have come late but I have come before
Later with slaked steps from stone to stone
To hope to find you listening for the door.
— from I Leave This at Your Ear by WS Graham