Category Archives: Guerilla anti-consumerism

tell it slant

Poetry bookshop – 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow.A bookshop specialising in poetry in all forms and in all languages: printed, audio and visual, including pamphlets, rare, out-of-print, and second-hand. If you are a poet, spoken-word or visual artist or publisher with your own … Continue reading

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Writing into Art

I really enjoyed our first pre-workshop at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery on Saturday for an upcoming conference at the University of Strathclyde on Ekphrasis, which I have been practising for a while without knowing it had a name! The gaps … Continue reading

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Keep Glasgow dear and green!

Just read A subway train to the future – a very important post about North Kelvin Meadow by fellow poet Christie Williamson. There are not enough urban wildernesses being left alone in Glasgow, certainly not ones you’d be happy for your kids … Continue reading

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Pedal on Parliament

I was there! April 28th: Over 3,000 gathered at the Meadows in Edinburgh for the biggest cycle protest ever seen in Scotland, matching protests in London, Rome and elsewhere,  in support of safer cycling and cities fit for people. I … Continue reading

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Bah, Humbug!

The kids are asking the usual scientific questions regarding Father Christmas. I was never comfortable with telling them that story. I remember finding out the truth myself, aged about 7. My immediate reaction was to make up my own Christmas … Continue reading

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They paved paradise

On a river walk I found myself arrested by the Glasgow Quay, which winds unwary Clydeside strollers into a fenced spiral of consumerism, a giant urban entertainment trap for the unemployed. I was walking through the car park, cursing and … Continue reading

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