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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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Leave our Lane Alane!

Save Otago Lane!

Protesters outside the City Chambers today.

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Just call me Alice…

Very excited to be heading Doune the Rabbit Hole this weekend. I will be reading some poems on the Longhouse Spoken Word Stage on Saturday, then singing along with my brother Jim’s band Easy, Tiger! on Sunday lunchtime. Taking the man and … 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! http://www.freightbooks.co.uk/great-launch-for-tip-tap-flat/ … 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: http://www.freightbooks.co.uk/tip-tap-flat-a-view-of-glasgow/ The poems include … 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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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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Edinburgh gig – Ellen

Well call me an April fool and a dharma bum – my next reading will be at the Dharmic Angels showcase for Jack Kerouac’s 90th birthday year, Sunday 1st April  at No Rhyme, No Reason, Jazz Bar, Chambers St, Edinburgh, … Continue reading

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Glasgow gigs – Jim McAteer

More gig news – Jim McAteer‘s Open Minded Open Mike is THIS THURSDAY at McChuills on the High Street, then he has a solo gig at the Roxy on Great Western Road Thursday April 5th! Finally, catch Easy, Tiger! again at … Continue reading

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