The Brig and Rock Declaimers, Paraig MacNeil’s long labour to tell the story of Stirling and its surrounding district through the work of bards down the ages, is published at last in e-Book form. I am delighted to have some poems in this rich and various collection – Antonine (about the Roman wall near Falkirk), The Hunt, a pantoum inspired by the Unicorn tapestries at Stirling Castle, and In September, composed at Callander in 2014. The collection is available to purchase in Kindle format from the link above
My poem Abbeyhill is up today at the wonderful Open Mouse
Very pleased to have three new poems, Where we live now, Tagging, and First Floor Left, in the new issue (17-2) of Gyroscope Review
I have had a poem commended in the inaugural Robert Tannahill Poetry Competition.
You can read the poem, Washi, here, along with the winning poems and the comments of the judge, Sally Evans. The standard was extremely high so I’m very chuffed to get a mention. Many congratulations to the winners, Gerda Stevenson and Brian Holton, and the runners-up.
Very pleased to have a poem, From Heaven, in Issue 20 of Antiphon
You can hear readings from this issue at the Antiphon blog
Very pleased to have two poems, Zen and the Art and Ballet, in the February edition of The Lake
Delighted to have a poem, Walk, in issue 19 of Antiphon
You can hear poets from this issue reading our work at the Antiphon blog
I have two poems in the September edition of Toasted Cheese – Wish, and Alcaics: on a hashtag (which is an Editor’s Pick!)
Blue hat elegy at The Open Mouse