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Kevin P. Gilday

Writer & Spoken Word Artist

Photo credit: Jamie Mcfadyen Photography.

Rhyming Optional.


Kevin is the presenter of Rhyming Optional, a dedicated spoken word show on Subcity Radio. Broadcasting monthly with live guests and the latest news from the scene, it has become an integral part of the poetry community in Scotland. Rhyming Optional has also widened it's remit to include events promotion, including recognised slams.

Episodes are available to stream live on Subcity Radio as they are broadcast or to be listened to again through the Rhyming Optional page. An archive of previous shows (including live specials such as the Poetry Champions League and the Poetry Royal Rumble) are available for streaming 24 hours a day.

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Bram E. Geiben takes 1st place in the Rhyming Optional Slam: Poetry Royal Rumble. Glad Cafe, May 2014. Photo credit: James Campbell.

Jim Monaghan celebrates winning the Rhyming Optional Slam: Poetry Champions League. Nice n Sleazy's, November 2013. Photo credit: Nadia Valkanova.

Live in the Subcity Studio. Photo credit: Stephen Watt.