Many regular readers will know at least something about Colin McGuire (or McGuire as he's often known online). He is a youngish man who lives over Glasgow way and he is a writer...a writer of some promise (though whether any literary scene will be able to hold him is another matter...). He blogs here.
Last year I became the lucky owner of his first book 'Riddled with Errors' and I was reading it the other night when I came across a piece of prose called 'A True History of the Banana'. I laughed and laughed as I read it and this made me happy because humour is (and always been) one of my main passions (and remember this is International Week of Huge Passion here at More about the song).
You can read the Banana treatise here (though it's a slightly different version to the one in the book because he's an awkward bugger that way, young McGuire...but I kind of love him for it...awkward buggers of the world unite and all that...some hope...all too bloody awkward).
Anyway, on that rambling and badly punctuated note, I'll move along. See you on the other side for TFE's 'next life' assignment.
Originally from the north of England, I live in Angus, Scotland where I walk a lot, think a lot, listen to lots of music, sometimes write poems, sometimes read poems out to other people, sometimes write songs, read all kinds of odd things, watch a bit...oh and I look after my family too.
I sometimes organise poetry and music events - details are usually here (though nothing coming up in the near future). This year I went travelling with my family - photos and notes are here. Now we're back I have moved to a new regular blog - it is here.
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You can buy my book (published 2008) from my website if you fancy it (go to 'book' page) or from www.amazon.co.uk if you prefer the comfort of the multinational corporation. My book is printed on recycled paper and card. I have 12 different poetry postcards available too.