If anyone out there has been suffering withdrawal symptoms from the lack of Poetry at the Great Grog gigs in December and January, it’s back with a bang on Sunday February 8th from 8pm (at the Great Grog Bar, 43 Rose Street, Edinburgh – details at the link). The line-up is terrific – Tim Turnbull, Jane McKie, Andrew Shields, and Alan Gay.
Jane McKie’s bio and poem are now up at the site. It was heartening to see her win the First Book category of the Sundial/Scottish Arts Council 2008 awards. Great for Jane herself, but also great for poetry. If you look at the shortlist, you’ll see her debut collection won despite stiff opposition from an office romance novel and a non-fiction memoir.