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All my Christmases (2)

At StAnza this year Alastair Cook is putting on Filmpoem, which will include all the pieces which made Where the Land Lies such a memorable event, (mine too), but also new ones, including Better Days by Kevin Cadwallender, which is not only a particularly happy marriage of film and poetry reading, but also a damn’…
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March 5, 2012 2

All my Christmases at Once

There was a strange text conversation at lunch yesterday, as one of her friends texted my daughter asking “Was your mother born in Liverpool?” “Yes.”“Then I’ve just seen a review of her book in the Scottish Review of Books.“ There was much excitement and I ran out and bought the Herald to check it out.…
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March 4, 2012 2

All Change

It must be spring. I’ve been switching things around. The books are where the desk was which was a dark and draughty corner,even with the lights on. The computer is in the window, so I have my knees next to the radiator and can watch the weather and the birds. and the desk is where…
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February 8, 2012 0

A Poem Spreads its Wings

You know Alastair Cook who did the beautiful cover of Wherever We Live Now? He has made a filmpoem out of the first piece in the book Visiting the Dunbrody Famine Ship and you can see it here I hope you like it as much as I do. If you do you can hear Alastair…
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January 30, 2012 0

Poetry News

Things have been quiet here lately, while my life got busy elsewhere, but they should be stepping up a bit soon. My poem Word to Sign:Translating Swallows appeared in Poetry Scotland earlier in the summer, Granary Cottage will be in the next Gutter and two poems, The Thaw and Slate Island Landscape will be in…
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August 10, 2010 0

at the Fringe

I have finally confirmed that I will be reading at the Book Fringe Festival in Word Power Books (43 West Nicholson Street) on Saturday (i.e 22nd August). Event begins at seven o’clock and admission is free.

August 21, 2009 0