With a bowline tied to your monkey-fist, with your heaving-rope coiled sun-wise, bow to Faray, engine in reverse. With your stern door lined up to the ramp, the quarry to starboard, slumped where the stones for the pier were … Read More
Maria Isakova, poet, editor and artist has chosen a collection of my poems to publish as a hand-sewn pamphlet in 2019. Her venture, which produces beautiful poetry journals, is called Coast to Coast to Coast.
I launched ‘An Unbolted Door’ to a generous hearted and undaunted group of Westray folk on Friday 30th November in the Heritage Centre at 7.00pm. The weather outside was dark and forbidding. Indoors it was peaceable and attentive. It was … Read More
My second pamphlet, ‘An Unbolted Door’, seventeen Westray poems, published by Maquette Press, is due from the printer in the next few days. With its cover by Edwin Rendall and its journey from pier to fieldfare flock by way of … Read More
Here are the books received 18/10/18 as a gift to Westray’s Poetry Library from The Scottish Poetry Library in Canongate, Edinburgh.