Honesty Mirror

It’s here! My long-awaited pamphlet from Red Squirrel Press has arrived in the post today, and is available on their site at: This is now for sale on the Red Squirrel website, zoom launch soon! https://www.redsquirrelpress.com/product-page/honesty-mirror-ellen-mcateer . It had a splendid launch of sorts online at St. Mungo’s Mirrorball at a reading with Vahni Capildeo, Elizabeth Rimmer and William Bonar. A wonderful event reminiscent of Mirrorballs of old, making me miss Scotland more than ever! However, London life is about to get better as I got on to the Goldsmiths Creative Writing MA, which will start in September. So this little beauty is launching a really good year!

Many of the poems in this wee book remember my mother and father, who have both passed away, but taught me by example that it is never too late to be your true self. Here is the proof, with its own ISBN, that I am a POYET! I am sure they are both raising a glass somewhere…


About Pedalling Poetry

Writer Ellen McAteer is founder of Tell It Slant poetry bookshop in Glasgow, General Manager at Poetry London magazine. She was a visiting lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art, and a mentee of the Clydebuilt Verse Apprenticeship Scheme, under Alexander Hutchison, and a singer with the band Stone Tape, as well as a solo singer who won a BBC Radio competition with her song Blue Valentine. She was Director of the Poetry Trust, which ran the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, a director of the Scottish Writers’ Centre, a visiting lecturer at Oxford University's MSt in creative writing, and a member of the core group of performers at the Hammer and Tongue spoken word collective in Oxford. She is a qualified Librarian.
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1 Response to Honesty Mirror

  1. That is wonderful! So much to celebrate! And you are a wonderful friend.

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