Events – BurnedThumb


Red Squirrel Press Quadruple Launch event at the Mersey Arts Zone w/ Maureen Weldon, Kemal Houghton, Elizabeth Rimmer and David J Costello. About this event: Red Squirrel Press Quadruple Launch event at the Mersey Arts Zone The full lineup of readers is: Maureen Weldon – The Waking Hour Kemal Houghton – There Will be Dancing…
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September 7, 2021 0

One Weekend in Stirling

One Weekend in Stirling which the organisers describe as ‘four days of music spoken word and arty shenanigans’ will take place from the 23rd to the 26th September in and around the Settle Inn in the top of the town. Please see the Facebook page for the huge variety of events on offer. This is…
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September 7, 2021 0

Poem in The Scotsman

Colin Waters of the Scottish Poetry Library has very kindly included the Burnedthumb poem as Poem of tthe week in The Scotsman of 7th August. It is an extra special affirmation for my poetry, as you can imagine, so I am particularly grateful that he chose this as an example from The Well of the…
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August 10, 2021 0

Launch of The Well of the Moon

  We have lift off! After last week’s lovely readings at St Mungo’s Mirrorball, Ellen McAteer, William Bonar and I are launching our new books from Red Squirrel Press, online, on Tuesday 22nd June, at 7 pm. Please book a (free) ticket via Eventbrite. I’m sorry there will be no wine or squirrel cookies, but it…
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June 17, 2021 0

The Well of the Moon

I will be reading from The Well of the Moon at the on-line St Mungo’s Mirrorball reading at 7pm on 3rd June. The headliner poet will be Vahni Capildeo, and also launchingwill be Red Squirrel Press poets Ellen McAteer (The Honesty Mirror) and William Bonar (The Stuff of the Earth), whose books I had the…
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May 18, 2021 0

Short Hiatus

Owing to the recent death of my mother, there will be no newsletter in October, and no new posts until the 23rd November. Love and peace to you all!

October 26, 2020 0

InterlitQ Poetry

Not one, but three poems have been published on InterlitQ in the last week. First a short sequence about family myths. The title came from a apicture by the artist Danielle Barlow, and was used with her permission. Then a light-hearted piece which someone aptly described as ‘a bit of earth porn’ and…
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October 12, 2020 0

Latest InterlitQ Article

September 29, 2020 0

New InterlitQ article

Here is the link to mine, but while you’re there, you might also like this, from Pippa Little:

August 31, 2020 0

Poets’ Directory

I’d like to introduce the excellent resource built by Colin Bancroft. It includes a directory of poets, publishers and submission opportunities, as well as a weekly spotlight on poets who are writing now. It is well worth a browse to get to know poets you might not have heard so much about (yet). And this…
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August 5, 2020 0