The Poetry Society is delighted to present a screening of Margaret Tait‘s haunting film Blue Black Permanent (1992). Tait’s only feature-length film, from her own screenplay, was produced by the BFI and is the first Scottish feature film directed by a woman..
The screening will be introduced by So Mayer, to tie in with their essay ‘Margaret Tait’s disappearing trick’ in the Autumn 2019 issue of The Poetry Review.
So Mayer is a writer, bookseller and activist. Their most recent books are the chapbooks <jacked a kaddish> (Litmus, 2019) and Tender Questions (with Preti Taneja, Peninsula, 2019), and critical study Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema (IB Tauris, 2015). They are a regular contributor to Sight & Sound and The Poetry Review, including an essay on Margaret Tait’s poetry.