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RMSYL 50: Tooth by Michael Burkard (read by Ryan Van Winkle)

“”What the hell the tooth is doing there, I don’t know, but I love it.” Ryan Van Winkle


Ryan Van Winkle is currently Poet in Residence at Edinburgh City Libraries following a similar stint as the Scottish Poetry Library’s first-ever Reader in Residence. This is how I first discovered him as the host of the SPL’s weekly poetry podcast which he curates with charismatic aplomb. His critically praised first collection, Tomorrow, We Will Live Here, was published by Salt in 2010 and won the prestigious Crashaw Prize. His poems have appeared in New Writing Scotland, The American Poetry Review, AGNI, Poetry New Zealand and The Oxford Poets series. 

DISCUSSED: Unfolding Poems; Illogical Teeth; The Lost Son; Coming Open To Closed Poems; She is Fucking/Human (Divergent Synapses Firing); The Misery That Is Going To Pass

Buy Michael Burkard’s Unsleeping (includes Tooth)
Buy Ryan’s Tomorrow, We Will Live Here
Read Ryan’s History Of A Mouth (online)
SPL podcast: