Delighted to be reading tonight as part of the University of Glasgow Showcase at Aye Write! at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. It’s at 6pm and it’s free, so do come along if you’re about. You’ll also get to hear the marvellous writers: Anne Donovan, Liam Bell, and Nick E Melville.
I’m delighted and honoured to have some poems in the current issue of the very fine journal Edinburgh Review. Not only is it a beautiful publication, but it also happens to have the theme of 50 Years of New Playwriting in Scotland, and to feature many poets I had the pleasure of working with during my … Continue reading
Couple of readings coming up: I’ll be at 10RED at the Persevere in Leith tonight, with a host of delightful poets. Also very pleased to be reading with Rosemary Hector and Ken Cockburn at Henderson’s Cafe on Hanover Street on 14 March at 10.30am. Hope to see you there, or soon!
I feel very lucky to have had one of my poems translated into Dutch by the translator Susan Ridder, and published in the magazine Awater, the largest literary magazine in the Netherlands. It’s an honour to have been included alongside amazing poets Jen Hadfield, Charlotte Runcie and Ellen McAteer. You can read the original article in translation and … Continue reading
It makes me so sad to read of ignorance like this and like this. I went to school. I even got to read poetry in school, and it was wonderful. But it was in my local public library where I first remember falling in love with a book of poetry; taking it home, cherishing the words, … Continue reading
What an amazing time we had last night at the first ‘The Burning Sand’ night at Jim Lambie’s delicious new Poetry Club in Glasgow. The beautiful Sarah Lowndes invited me to read there and it was a real honour to kick off the night with some poems about sand, love, burning sand, burning love and… … Continue reading
Interview about creative writing courses: Cafe Babel Poetry