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April 2014

On Saturday 5th April I will be reading at Platform Poetry at the Off the Rails Art Centre in Ladybank, Fife. Off the Rails is a delightful innovative use for the old Stationmaster’s house alongside the railway, but it’s a small room, so please book early. On 26th April at 3:00pm I will be taking part…
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February 11, 2014 0


  The lovely people at the Read Raw website which promotes creative writing in Scotland have included me as the new featured poet. You can find my page here.

December 4, 2013 0

The Point of Waking

This weekend I was at the launch of Cora Greenhill’s new book, The Point of Waking, published by Oversteps press. It took place in The Outside Shop cafe, Hathersage, which is in Hope Valley, Derbyshire – one of the most lovely places I’ve been in for ages – and was a fantastic occasion, very well…
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November 12, 2013 1


My poem, Naming the Autumn, is now featured on the Stirling Makar’s Poem of the Month page for November on the website of Stirling Council. You can see it here.

November 4, 2013 0

Call for Submissions Stravaig Issue #3

Geopoetics is a concept first developed by the poet Kenneth White, and is a way of looking at art, philosophy and culture based on contact with the earth and encourages cross-disciplinary and collaborative work in any medium. To find out more about Geopoetics, you can click on my essay  or on the website of The…
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September 6, 2013 0

In and About Stirling

I’m going to be doing a couple of readings in September. The first will be at the Friends of Neil Jam on Thursday 5th, in Nicky Tam’s Bar 29 Baker Street, Stirling FK8 1BJ. From Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September I’ll be at the fabulous Callander Poetry Weekend, hosted by Sally Evans and her…
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August 28, 2013 0

The William Soutar Writing Prize

On Saturday 31st August I will be attending the Perth Writers Day at the AK Bell Library. There will be events throughout the day, but my particular interest will be the presentation of prizes for the William Soutar Writing Competition, as I am delightedbthat my poem Christopher has been shot-listed for it. There is a…
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August 22, 2013 0

Poetry News

This year has been fairly quiet on the publishing front, but some very good things have happened. I’ve had a poem in the new Dark Mountain anthology, a truly beautiful book, which features poets artists and writers in whose company I’m honoured to appear (Susan Richardson, Em Strang, Roselle Angwin, and many many others). There’s…
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August 8, 2013 0

Blog Moving

Because of the increasing difficulty of dealing with spam, this blog will be moving to It’s integrated with my lovely new-look web-site courtesy of web-builder Naomi, which will be fully activated on 7th August. Go see!

August 7, 2013 0

New website

The new website is up and running, fully powered by WordPress. Please update your RSS feeds!

August 6, 2013 0