Meet The Fringepig Team...Derwent Cyzinski

Edinburgh’s own Derwent Cyzinski Derwent is one of our best writers. He’s also a performance poet; a veteran of more than 300 poetry slams plus several of the more violent poetry splats. He won national acclaim with his poem Why Is Every Other Poet A Cat-Obsessed Feminist With Nothing To Say About Feminism Except Cats? and Oh Good Another Poem Where You Look Really Clever And Some Bloke Looks Like A Prick, each of these winning the prestigious Bumgartner Award in 2006 and 2008.

He was, however, asked to give up the chair of the Hampstead and Highgate Poetry Circle when he published his epic thousand-line elegy on performance art, Why Does Nobody Even Bring Any Fucking Biscuits?

At the moment Derwent is in the middle of constructing a 2000-piece Airfix model of Michael Legge which, when finished, will take pride of place in the fountain of the London School For Very Unlucky Children. He has lost a bit of the left inner thigh under the fridge and, while he waits for someone to move the appliance sometime in early September, he’s writing for Fringepig.


Reviews filed by Derwent Cyzinski

Brett Mills

Brett Mills is a virtual pick ‘n’ Mix of allusions and metaphors which, like the ones we used to get ...
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Craig Naples

Craig Naples has this infuriating habit of trying to give a tantalising flavour of something but just being bloody annoying ...
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Will Young

The problem with Will Young – and it’s not a terminal problem – is his apparent need to assault everything ...
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Stu Black

Stu Black is quite refreshing. Perhaps I feel like that because we’ve all had a week in the FringePig office ...
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Tom Hackett

With so many Fest reviewers wanting to hunt down Fringe comedians, slaughter them in cold blood and wear their shrunken ...
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Molly Stewart

Molly Stewart has only reviewed two Fringe shows so far, and one of them during its preview, so apologies if ...
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Matthew Sharpe

We all like a superfluity of grandiose verbiage. There’s no need to say “superfluity of grandiose verbiage” when I could ...
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Will Pope

For any comedian older than about 35, bringing your comedy to the Fringe has a special pitfall: the sizable chance ...
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