Monday, 19 March 2007

Unsuitable information

HappenStance Press launch an anthology at the Scottish Poetry Library this Saturday called 'Unsuitable Companions'. I have one small rude poem in it and may well make the event - life depending. Lots of the poems in the anthology are very funny - a much underrated virtue in the world of poetry and writing in general. Anyone can be miserable and weighty...a sense of humour takes work. for all details
I went to StAnza at St Andrews this weekend gone. As usual far too many bloody poets about but apart from that it was OK. I entered the Slam on Friday which was very much the St Andrews version (very academic, very polite). It was interesting but the whole popularity contest thing felt a bit Fame Academy and weird. I think I prefer the folk club experience - you know where you are with a banjo. Also I didn't win...
Met lots of interesting and friendly people at the Poetry Pamphlet Fair on the Saturday.

Saturday, 10 March 2007

Northwords Now

I have a couple of poems in the latest edition of "Northwords Now". This is a great free paper available all over the north of Scotland (plus a few other places too). It has lots of poems, articles and a good clear lay-out with beautiful images used throughout.

Saturday, 3 March 2007

Postcards new

Just collected 3 new postcard designs from the printers. Will be mailing them to all outlets next week. Now have 9 different cards altogether. World domination by postcard..? It's a slow job.

Also have a poem on new edition of Snakeskin ( Getting a 'yes we like this' reaction is so much better than a 'this stuff is not our cup of tea'. Yes, obviously it's not a cup of tea at all. It's a poem.