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 years at the Traverse Theatre. So nice!
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 more about it on Ellen’s Blog.
The marvellous Kate Tough has posted her responses to the “Next Big Thing” survey here.
My answers and links to new writers will be going up shortly, but in the meantime check out her fascinating response. Can’t wait to read the book. Thanks Kate!
Delighted to find out that my entry for the 2012 Unbound Press Flash Fiction competition was shortlisted. Somehow this makes me feel more justified for continuing to explore other forms as well as poetry, not that a writer should need justification for such a thing but it’s nice! I believe a new short play of mine is going to have a reading soon as well. More details on that to come.
Imago, the poem from Condition of Fire selected by Roddy Lumsden for the Scottish Poetry Library Best Scottish Poems 2011 Anthology, featured as Poem of the Moment on the SPL Website, 7 June 2012. Exciting!
Special Note: This poem will be featured on the front page of the Scottish Poetry Library website on 7th of June… Have a read that day if you wish.
This year’s Scottish Poetry Library Anthology Best Scottish Poems 2011, edited by the marvellous Roddy Lumsden, is now out. I feel so priveleged to have a poem from Condition of Fire alongside such amazing offerings from other poets.
Interview about my enLIGHTen experience up on their blog: enLIGHTen, in case you’d like a read. There’s a rather fine picture of a bagel included.