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’ good poem. It sums up a lot of my feeling towards the recidivist domesticity you see in magazines these days!
And then, on Saturday, I heard that my poem Sea-Henge has made the final selection for In Stereoscope, and you’ll be able to see it in the Byre Theatre during the Festival.
One of my cherished ambitions has been to be involved in StAnza, and now I will be – twice!
I would never be done thanking all the people who have made this such an exciting week. I hope you know who you are. I hope every aspiring creative person gets such help and kindness as I’ve had.