As I Sit Quietly I Begin to Smell Burning
Published by Red Squirrel Press
As I sit quietly, I begin to smell burning is a variety pack of poetry loosely based on the theme of Hell – the hell of the mind and the hell of place. It is the long-awaited first full poetry collection from one of Scotland’s best-known performance poets.
Colin McGuire is an experienced performance poet and slammer. He is opposed to straight biogs but when pushed, says of himself, ‘McGuire: A thin 30 year old Glaswegian man, touch giddy in the head, sometimes poet of mangled form and dirty prose, sporadic drummer, drunk grammarian, waffler, painter using crayons, lover, hater, learner, teacher, pedestrian, provocateur, wanderer, confronter of shadows, irritating whine. He mines the dark cultures of Scottish Culture and Psychology. He has read widely in Scotland and England, previously produced a collection of poetry and short stories – Riddle with errors.’