Month: April 2018

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

A Change in the Weather

Hellebores, primroses and wind anemones. Finally the wind changed and everything burst into life. I have spent the weekend clearing a ton of ground elder and Spanish bluebells from the borders, replacing the lavender plants that were killed by the frost, and potting on tomatoes and chillis in the greenhouse. The lemon verbena bush has…
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April 25, 2018 0

Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine by Declan O’Rourke

On Sunday we went to see the last British date for Declan O’Rourke‘s tour performing work from his new album Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine. It was a searing experience, rather like my visit to the Dunbrody Famine Ship, which inspired my first collection, Wherever We Live Now, and I hesitated to buy the…
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April 19, 2018 0

And Then, This Happened

Thanks to Colin Waters of Vagabond Voices and the Scottish Poetry Library, this poem appeared in The Scotsman this weekend. I’m always surprised at the poems that attract attention. I had the phrase ‘a kist of light’ haunting me for about ten years before I found a poem to put it in, and right up…
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April 4, 2018 0