A Plague of Poetry: 50 days of Poems
Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Poetry from the Backroom 80: Marjorie Lofti Gill
I have made no secret of my belief that poets should be in charge of everything with the possible exception of public houses. Our guest...
Tuesday, 2 June 2020
Poets from the Backroom 79 : Gerry Loose
I’m fascinated by stones and the messages they have or don’t have for us. In spurious vein for my next book I’ve translated Pictish Sym...
Monday, 1 June 2020
Poems from the Backroom 78: Ali Whitelock
I first met Ali Whitelock in Edinburgh at the Poets Republic occupation of the Scottish Poetry Library last year. Over a couple of days...
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Poems from the Backroom 77: Chris Powici
Being locked down in the wilds is not unpleasant and not, to be honest, much different from ordinary life (my part of Dumfries and Ga...
Saturday, 30 May 2020
Poems from the Backroom 76: Chrys Salt
Chrys Salt is cultural royalty down our way. The Bakehouse, her Scottish headquarters in Gatehouse and Fleet, is a home, exhibition sp...
Poems from the Backroom 75: Tom Dewey
"Be drunk. And if sometimes, on the steps of a palace or the green grass of a ditch, in the mournful solitude of your room, you wak...
Thursday, 28 May 2020
Poems from the Backroom 74: Bob Beagrie
And so let Friday and Saturday be the days of the English. Ochone ochone. But we are not displaying narrow nationalism here, let us he...
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