March 2022 – Gyroscope Review

So one of the rare good things in lockdown was that I finally got to fulfil an ambition by taking part in a performance of John Cage’s “4:33”. It was organised online by Red Note Ensemble, with guests, and I was not-playing the treble recorder. And the poem I wrote about the experience is in the Spring 2022 edition of Gyroscope Review.


(John Cage’s score in proportional notation, which I used in the performance, can be seen online at

December 2020 – Poetry Scotland returns!

After a short hiatus following the retirement of founding Editor Sally Evans, Poetry Scotland is back! Andy Jackson and myself will be editing it, with Sheena Blackhall and Sheila Templeton (Doric Advisers) and Maggie Rabatski and Maoilios Caimbeul (Gaelic Advisers). It will be twice-yearly, and Issue 101 opens for submissions on 1st January 2021. See the website for details of how to submit poems, and how to subscribe.