Friday, 13 November 2009

New poem at Seven Short Sails

Great project creating a set of Chinese whispers between artists in film, sound, poetry, stories and song.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

On the go again...

I'm just getting ready for another bout of events and travel: I'll be reading with Kathleen Jamie at the Southbank Centre on Monday night, and flying out to Toronto the next morning for the International Festival of Authors. After that I'm visiting friends and family in Vancouver, Edmonton and Victoria, where I'll also get into the BC Archives for research on West Coast life in the 1930s. Grandmere has told me about the legendary diction of CKCD radio presenter Earle Kelly, "Mr Good Evening". All being well I should be able to hear clips of his shows in the Archives. It's very exciting.

Here's links for the readings...

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Poetry Reading in Perth on Oct 1st with Gordon Dargie and Andy Jackson

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Poetry Readings in Orkney

I'm heading to Orkney next Sunday to give two readings – the first at Woodwick House, as part of the Poet Partner scheme, on the 20th. This is the first leg of an exchange between Orkney and Shetland's Poet Partners: myself and Pam Beasant. Looking forward to welcoming Pam to Shetland this autumn; perhaps she'll bring North the renga form that sounds as if it's thriving in Orkney.

The second reading is in the Pier Arts Centre on the 22nd September as part of EQUINOX – An Evening for Orkney Futures

I'm very excited about that: the Pier was closed for its refurbishments when I was last in Orkney.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

The Second Dose of Bards in the Bog!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Our Sweet Old Etcetera...interview with the Scottish Poetry Library

Sorry, the Blogger links don't seem to be working just now...

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Message bundle collaboration

Eagerly awaiting the first of Doug Robertson's message bundles. Pocket Noost should arrive in the post in the next couple days...hoping to meet it with a bleat, blurt or poem... 

Friday, 10 July 2009

Scottish Poetry Library for the National Lottery Awards

All the more a national treasure for now housing the Edwin Morgan Archive...and you can vote here...

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

The Poetry Archive

I am VERY excited about this!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Creative Writing Summer School in Shetland

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

New Music/Poetry Commission on Radio 3's The Verb

Toddling out of creative hibernation...this piece commissioned by The Verb to celebrate the Shetland Simmerdim, in collaboration with electronic musician and songwriter, Leafcutter John. The piece includes voices translated to Polish and Shetland Dialect by poets Klaudia Marosek and James Sinclair

It's on Listen Again for two more days...

Guilt & Remorse

After two years of neglect, Jen is reviving her blog...