Wednesday, 30 March 2016


p&g got a nice email about this some time ago - so apologies for not being up-to-date.

It seems to be an ebook publisher that does all the formatting which is surely a good thing. "A tool designed from the ground up specifically for book production andy (sic) typesetting." Whether it works so well with poetry. I cannot tell you.

But as it is free (at least in its preliminary stages) you might like to find out yourself here


Not really been editing poetry in fact. Instead video. Applying effects.

Pimping images to form a row of insets.

Getting just the right music.

All with phone video. So very nice.

I suppose this came about because I was asked to produce a slide to present my work for an event I am going to. And it sent me through a visual door.

Not sure where it is leading but I will keep you posted.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Remembering driving snow...

Commute is a diary of a year’s commute between Darnick in the Scottish Borders to Edinburgh’s Easter Road near Leith. A journey of about 90 miles mostly on the A68 each day. Made in an old red Ford Ka.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Butcher's Dog 7 out now

Butcher's Dog is a biannual poetry magazine based in the North East of England.

Issue 7 is out now with poems including new work from Barbara Barnes, Pamela Gormally, Tania Hershman, Roisin Kell, Bridget Khursheed, Richie McCaffery, Jacob Polley, Julie-ann Rowell, Mark Russell, and Daniel Sluman.

Find out more and submit here

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Wigtown poetry competition 2016

Hooray! The Wigtown Poetry Competition has been launched. With a prize fund of over £2500 it's worth considering entering (or maybe you already have!).

This year there are 3 great judges: John Glenday - Main Category, Catriona Lexy Campbell - Scottish Gaelic Category and Sheila Templeton - Scots Category. Closing date for entries is Friday 27th May 2016.

You can find more information here or here