Calum Rodger is a poet, researcher, tutor and events organiser based in Glasgow, Scotland, working in performance, print and digital media.
My work combines experimental, traditional and spoken word forms to explore themes of Scottish culture and identity, hedonism, art, philosophy, social networking and Lidl (my favourite supermarket), often with a dose of irreverent humour.
I perform my work frequently throughout Scotland and run occasional live poetry night The Verse Hearse. My pamphlets Glasgow Flourishes and Know Yr Stuff: Poems on Hedonism are published by Aberdeenshire small press Tapsalteerie. This site is a showcase for my work, featuring poems in text and image format, PDFs for free download, videos of various projects and performances, pieces of research and critical writing and details of upcoming live shows. It also features a few text-generating robots built with my friend Sebastian Charles under the moniker AUTODADA.
I am co-founder and editor (with poet Rachel McCrum) of All These New Relations, an online magazine exploring and showcasing the milieux, methods and madnesses of contemporary poetry in all its emergent myriad forms, and poetry reviews editor at Gutter Magazine. I am also co-director of the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School, based at the University of Edinburgh, tutor at the University of Glasgow (in Poetry & Poetics), and work with shared reading charity Open Book.
In addition to my own creative practice, I also do commissions for organisations and private events. Follow the link for more information.