The Poetry Busker

Thursday 27th August


Join typewriter poet Kornel Kossuth for today’s composition, written in real time on his Remington Home Portable.

How to watch this event

This event starts at 10am on Thursday 27th August. To watch the event just visit this page at the start time and you'll be able to watch the event for free.

Subtitles/Closed Captions

If you would like to access YouTube's automated subtitles while you're watching the event, just click on the small 'CC' icon, which you'll see at the bottom right of your video screen, and then the subtitles should appear for you. Please note that as these are automated they are not always 100% reliable.


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About the speaker

Kornel Kossuth, otherwise known as ‘The Poetry Busker’, writes poetry and prose, both playful and thoughtful, after long reflection or off the cuff on his Remington portable typewriter, and complements this with illustrations in a variety of media. Currently he is modernising a number of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In his free time he teaches English. Kornel will be composing a series of real-time poems for each day of Islay Book Festival. Find him on Facebook as ‘The Poetry Busker’ or on Instagram @poetrybusker

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