Category Archives: Publication

Tell all the truth but…

A lovely launch of the bookshop, champagne and all, though we chose to drink it rather than smash it over the shelves… and a star reading from Glasgow Poet Laureate Jim Carruth, moving and emotional work from Hazel Frew and a great … Continue reading

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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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Ik ben een jonge Schotse dichter!

I have been very excited about the translation of one of my poems into Dutch for the magazine Awater, the largest literary magazine in the Netherlands, alongside three poets featured in the Scottish Poetry Library‘s Best Scottish Poems 2011,  Jen … Continue reading

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The Church Elder

He is a black crow stalking the raven congregation in their oiled raincoats. The women are pigeons in their plain scarves, but here is one who seems a robin redbreast, brighteyed and laughing in her flowered blouse. He passes her, … Continue reading

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Sauchiehall St

After a long time of bare concrete and branches the sun’s touch quickens my cold eye to the proud blue bloom of an artificial flower on a chemo-barren skull to the tree of a man bowed under one budding son … Continue reading

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I had a wonderful time at the Tip Tap Flat launch last week, thanks to everyone who came along and supported, and especial thanks to Louise Welsh and Adrian Searle for organising. Really enjoyed the jazz-accordian combo after as well! … Continue reading

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Tip Tap Flat

I have three poems coming out in an anthology of new creative writing and graphic art inspired by the City of Glasgow, to be launched Thursday 28th June, 6.30pm in Waterstones Sauchiehall Street. More details at: The poems include … Continue reading

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Same City, Different Maps

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 … Continue reading

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