Category Archives: News blogposts

Introducing Zoomorphic Magazine

Today  a new online magazine is launched, featuring poems, essays, short prose pieces and reports ‘in celebration and defence of animals’. Edited by Susan Richardson (poetry) and James Roberts (prose), it boasts a site lovely to look at and easy to read. This first issue features poems by, among others, Gillian Prew, jean Atkins, Bridget… Read More »

Heart of the Travelling People – Open Poetry Day

This is what is known as ‘the tinkers’ heart’ on the road near Strachur. It is a place that is very special to the traveller community, and there is a campaign, run by Jess Smith, to have it marked as a place of historic significance. You can see the campaign page here: Saving-the-heart-of-the-Travelling-People. On Saturday… Read More »

Double Bill Reading Dundee

The poetry show finally comes to Dundee! Poetry, visuals and music inspired by popular culture – film, tv, music, radio, art and theatre. From Strictly Come Dancing to The Italian Job to Van Morrison and much more …take a look here for a flavour of the anthology https://doublebillblog.wordpress.com/ The event will take place in the… Read More »

StAnza 2015

I did take my camera to StAnza this year, but it never even came out of the suitcase. I was too busy, meeting people, listening to poets, learning from poets, finding good books, and enjoying the wonderful atmosphere. So please go to th Stanza website – there are pictures and memories galore. In so many… Read More »

Poems in The Stare’s Nest

The Stare’s Nest is a blog started by Judi Sutherland over a year ago, to provide a place where poetry can engage with modern life. Since then, many powerful, beautiful and intriguing poems have passed through its portals, and I’m honoured, and very grateful, that today, two of mine have joined them. You can find… Read More »

Poetry Map of Scotland

The lovely people at StAnza have been running a project on their website to create a poetry map of Scotland, and many poets have contributed poems about named places. This week my poem, The Fall of Water, which is about the Little Fawn waterfall on the Duke’s Pass at Aberfoyle, is featured on the blog,… Read More »

Double Bill – The Launch

Here is the running order for the event at the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, from 1-3pm on Saturday 4th October. As you can see, this cracking anthology covers the whole range of popular culture over the last sixty (at least) years, and has some of the best poets active at the present time – I… Read More »