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Monday, 15 August 2016
How about this for a bit of Razzle Dazzle!
Edinburgh Art Festival is Scotlands leading annual visual arts festival, showcasing a diverse and vibrant programme of exhibitions and events across museums, galleries and pop-up spaces the length and breadth of the city centre and beyond.
Delighted to be one of the women who have been commissioned to write a poem in celebration of Dazzle Ships which were painted by women during WWI. Instead of camoflage, the designs were intended to confuse the German submarines as to direction, speed and number of ships to create misfirings.
Turner-nominated Ciara Phillips has been commissioned to create a new Dazzle design on a ship berthed at Leith Docks, Edinburgh. Do go visit if you can squeeze it into your Ed. Festival schedule.
I'll be reading with others our dazzling poems to launch the anthology 'Signal' celebrating the Dazzle ships on 22nd August 7-8.30pm at the Edinburgh Bookshop, Bruntsfield.
This year I took few photos of St Andrew's itself as taken so many in previous years. (See link below, for photos of St A ). But ...
Liz Lochhead, John Sampson, John Glenday, Stephanie Green and Ryan Van Winkle An amazing three days of events ha...
Congratulations to Gillian Clarke, who has been awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. Long overdue. Selected by a committee reco...
On the Alchmelvich road from Lochinver. * What a nice bit of serendipity. As you know, Norman MacCaig wrote lots and lots of frog poems, ...
Public Libraries. Ahh. Saturday mornings, when our Dad took us down to change our books - and we always came away laden with the full quota...
After the highs of StAnza, some low news (low as in the Glasgow Metro/Subway/Underground). I learned today that my poem 'Wee Nippy Swee...
It was a tremendous festival, a privilege and terrific opportunity to read with Big Names and meet fellow short-listed poets in such a frie...
Jen Hadfield 'makkin' at the St Magnus Hotel, Hillswick. This is the second year running I have attended 'Makkin wi Wirds'...