Glasgow University and the Glasgow School of Art are launching an anthology of creative writing, Tip Tap Flat. The working title for the anthology was “Same City, Different Maps”, and the theme is the city of Glasgow. I am lucky enough to have three poems in there, including a work-in-progress called “Three Rivers”, based around the rivers Clyde, Kevin and Cart (the White Cart and Black Cart join as they flow into the Clyde) which I am hoping to expand into a much larger work. Feels great to have in-progress stuff out there, and to be part of a Glasgow dialogue in a place which I call home, but which doesn’t recognise my accent! It should be coming out around June, more news to follow.
Slideshow – “Glasgow Rivers, their legend and their lore”: a gem of a book, which I’ll be using in my research for the expanded poem, an early version of which is being published soon; Map of Gilmorehil, 1795; (c) Tom Pattison – frozen River Cart at Anchor Mill; (c) Gavin Ross – Kingston Bridge, River Clyde; (c) Neilston Webcam – The River Kelvin.