Monthly Archives: September 2015

Orpheus Plays – a post for the International Day of Peace

Orpheus Plays 1: Callander Poetry Festival 2006 For Iyad Haiatley, a Palestinian poet, finally granted political asylum in December 2006 Poetry in the Garden starts when Colin strikes the small Tibetan bowl. The warmed and singing bronze awakes a humming clarity, which sounds through noise of knife and fork, book sales, poets checking one another… Read More »

Poetry News

This photo was taken by my friend Edwin Stockdale ( a very promising poet in his own right, whose pamphlet Aventurine was published by Red Squirrel last year), at the launch of The Territory of Rain last Friday. Behind me you can see the shelves of King’s Bookshop where the Callander Poetry Weekend takes place,… Read More »

Norland Wind

The Violet Jacob poem Norland Wind (set so hauntingly to music by the singer Jim Reid in 1984) has been on my mind for the last three days, since the wonderful event I went to in the Edinburgh Book Festival. It was called Innu Poetry from the Canadian Tundra, and featured three Innu poets Josephine… Read More »