Happenings 2

March 13, 2009

We can’t believe the weekend has cantered around so quickly! Here’s our week in poetry to whet your weekend whistle:

The latest anthology in our ‘Great Occasions’ series arrived from the printers on Wednesday! Kin, edited by Hamish Whyte, will join Handfast, Handsel and Lament on the SPL bookshelves soon. All four books are published by Polygon.

Box of Kin

Box of Kin

Our events programme for spring is now available on our website! There’s some crackers in there, from Iraqi and Indian poetry to Scottish giants John Burnside and Jen Hadfield, a visit from US poet Linda Gregerson and a little Listen With … SPL session to please the ears.

The second in our podcast series is hot to trot! Our Ryan in Residence ponders the best kind of opening lines and chews the fat with poet and performer JL Williams, plus there are two lovely spoken word tracks: one from Laertes, Why Are You Crying? and ‘Goodbye Belfast’ by Myra Davies. With thanks to Colin Fraser of Anon for his podcast skills.

An MSP came in this afternoon. He told us that he’s decided to come in and read a poem to himself every time he’s in the vicinity doing TV or radio stuff. A jolly good thing, we think.

Our friends up the road at the Scottish Book Trust held a cake sale for Red Nose Day! Juliet brought us a pile of goodies back. All in a good cause…

The cakes inspired an impromptu exercise session in which Lilias and I attempted to do sit ups. Sort of.

Fab weekend all! Many thanks for reading!

2 Responses to “Happenings 2”

  1. William Shaw Says:

    There’s a big interview with Jen Hadfield that I did here, also a mention of her on the RSA Arts & Ecology blog.


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