Tuesday, 22 February 2022

The Last Days of Petrol out now from Shearsman Books

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.


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