Month: September 2015

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

A Little Bit of Callander Loveliness

These photos were all taken by my husband Paul Rimmer, but they have only just become available to me (though some people will have already seen some of them on facebook). This is the lineup (from the front) – me, Sheila Wakefield, Anne Connolly and Chris Powici.   I’ve had some very kind feedback about…
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September 28, 2015 0

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…
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September 21, 2015 0

The Territory of Rain

I haven’t seen it in person yet, but this is the cover picture Sheila Wakefield of Red Squirrel sent me. The cover photo is by Gerry Cambridge, who has designed and typeset the book. I owe him an enormous debt of gratitude, in dealing with a manuscript that wasn’t as organised as I thought it…
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September 4, 2015 0

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…
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September 1, 2015 0