Friday, 15 July 2022
Sunday, 19 June 2022
I was lucky enough to go for the Kalewater Cottage open day and get a look round - it was lovely to also meet poets and friends including Samuel Tongue and Stewart Sanderson. Not to mention receiving a fine breakfast on arrival!
It is a spectacular space perfect for writing retreat in a splendid location with creature comforts, a beautiful garden and even a hillfort on your doorstep. Kalewater also will be hosting workshops and other creative interactions - so keep an eye on their Twitter or insta to see more of the cottage itself and to learn more:
Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Not sure if I ever got round to publishing any of my reviews on here for The Last Days of Petrol so here is one from Joyce McMillan in The Scotsman newspaper.
You can read the full review here:
Thursday, 7 April 2022
Shearsman Books readings are back in their familiar and lovely Bloomsbury venue in London! Bridget Khursheed will be joining Josephine Balmer this April reading from The Last Days of Petrol and Ghost Passage. Tony Frazer is hosting the event.
The event takes place at the Swedenborg Hall on 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH on Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 7:30pm. Entry is free!
More information and more event news here
Tuesday, 22 February 2022
I am excited to say that The Last Days of Petrol is now out - or LDoP as I have taken to calling it in my head and to the very wonderful Tony Frazer editor at Shearsman Books.
As soon as the book came out, I got asked for an interview on BBC Radio Scotland.
|Billed up above Andy Warhol but deservedly below Glasgow!|
I found myself discussing topics ranging from the Dalkeith buzzard and its habits, writing poetry in the car, Soutra and the Borders speed camera vigilante with Grant Stott. I couldn't bear to listen back! And I think unless you know someone in the BBC - the interview is now tucked away for posterity.
|I had a great visit to my amazing local bookshop in Melrose - The Reading Room!|
There are already a couple of very kind and lovely reviews from:
- Joyce MacMillan at The Scotsman here
"sensual, vivid and at times heartbreaking poetry of Bridget Khursheed"
- Beth McDonough at DURA (Dundee) here
" Khursheed’s poems deserve revisiting and careful driving. The journey is far from over."
And of course you can also try before you buy on the Shearsman website online here or in your own favourite bookshops
More news on upcoming readings at StAnza in St Andrews, in London and back home in Melrose coming soon - if you would like to hear me read.
Or let me know and I will see what we can come up with.
Sunday, 21 November 2021
How does it feel? Living in the last days of petrol?
A new poetry collection from p&g is coming out in January 2022 from Shearsman Books.
When everything is water
Once there was a network and we plugged into that
Buses came for school only to the road end
Now they are swept away by the waves.
We are the central point our island of barn and beasts
Three bairns and many thrushes.
There is nothing left to share.
Fodder all squared up.
Once the helicopter came like a bee
Drawn by the flowers still blooming by the door.
The book cover photo is a picture of Selkirk swimming pool in the rain