Kevin P. Gilday – Anxiety Music [2022]


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         Anxiety Music

         Kevin P. Gilday

         September 2022

         PBK: £10.99

         ISBN: 978 1 913917 12 4  

         133 pages • 216 x 138 • 53 Poems

         Market: General/trade

         Genre: Poetry Collection

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‘Wherever I go

I hear it

The anxiety music’

Anxiety Music explores the fragmented nature of our modern lives and our need for real connection during an era of rampant individuality. The latest collection from Kevin P. Gilday, one of Scotland’s most celebrated contemporary poets, Anxiety Music is a darkly comedic dissection of mental health, late capitalist dread, existential angst, sexual liberation and marital breakdown.

This collection bridges page and stage, craft and performance. It is an unfiltered look at the sources of anxiety that hi-jack our lives and a personal journey to confront them – a rallying call to face the forces of anxiety wrought upon us by an uncaring society and fight back.

‘A wonderful collection written with such flair and warmth. I loved it.’ – Hannah Lavery


Kevin P. Gilday is an award-winning poet, writer and performer from Glasgow. He is the founder of poetry collective The Scribbler’s Union and was co-founder of spoken word cabaret night Sonnet Youth. He is a National Theatre of Scotland Breakthrough Writer, a BBC Writersroom Scottish Voice and one of Scotland’s most celebrated contemporary poets. 

Find out more on Kevin’s website