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 https://hyperallergic.com/85779/the-original-john-cage-433-in-proportional-notation-19521953/)
My poem Luciferins is up today at Ink Sweat & Tears – really good to be back there, it’s a lovely place.
Very pleased to have two poems, Harvest Moon and A Visitor to Braemar, in the latest issue (12(1)) of Causeway / Cabhsir
I have a new poem in Issue 10 of The Poets Republic – At the Court of Romulus Augustulus ( if you want to know more about Romulus Augustulus, aka Wee Romulus Augustus, have a look here. Not thinking of any government in particular…). If you’re not a subscriber you can buy the magazine from Drunk Muse Press.
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.
Very pleased to have my Forth Bridge calligramme included in the book version of Scotia Extremis, edited by Brian Johnstone and Andy Jackson – out now from Luath Press.
Very pleased to have a poem, The Bell, in Issue 22 of ARTEMISpoetry. The magazine is available from Second Light Live
A good note [pun intended, sorry] to end the year on – I have a new poem, Contemporary Bassoon, in the December issue of The Lake.
The poem was inspired by a performance of Berio’s Sequenza XII by Pascal Gallois at the Sound Festival last November
Just received my contributor’s copy of Issue 2 of Firth, with my poem Preparations. I’m so chuffed to be in this lovely magazine. You can find it on Facebook at the link above if you would like to order a copy.
Issue 36 of Northwords Now is out and I’m very chuffed it includes a poem of mine: Rooms by the sea, inspired by a painting by Edward Hopper and by Anne-Marie Fyfe‘s “Edge of the Depths” workshop in Findhorn this summer.