Last night the SPL was packed for the Rob A MacKenzie and Andrew Philip joint launch. Friends, family, fellow poets and colleagues made for a convivial atmosphere, helped along by fine wines and some smashing poems read by our joint poets of the month. A great heap of books were bought, and both poets were happily ensconsed in signing for a sizable part of the evening.

The assembled represented a bit of a who’s who in poetry: Colin Will, David Kinloch, James Robertson, Katy Bush-Evans, Kevin Cadwallender, Jane McKie and Jen Hadfield, who was busted carrying glasses down to the dishwasher. This great picture, by Andrew’s pal Diarmid Mogg, shows the library looking pretty by night…

A lovely picture by Diarmid Mogg which captures the ambience of Rob and Andrew's joint launch

A lovely picture by Diarmid Mogg which captures the ambience of Rob and Andrew's joint launch

The Opposite of Cabbage and The Ambulance Box are both published by Salt. If you’d like to hear more from Rob and Andrew, here they are having a chinwag about poetry and life on Anon‘s podcast.

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