A while back, I submitted a poem to this collection. No, nothing to do with that collection. this collection brings together 100 unpublished poems about Edinburgh, each of around 100 words. Each poem will be paired with a local film-maker and will made into a short film.
The top 100 poems are now up at the site (actually, they are still uploading poems, but a fair number of the 100 are now up), including my entry, Corstorphine, Midnight. There are poems from Roddy Lumsden, Ron Butlin, Andrew Philip, and many others. I am intrigued, more than intrigued in fact, to see what the film-makers do with them.
Over on the Magma blog, I’ve just posted a short interview with Sarah Jackson, who was featured poet in Magma, issue 42. I enjoyed her poems in the issue and I hope you enjoy the interview.
I have hardly submitted any poems in the last few months, but I did send one to Jane Holland’s Raw Light blog, as part of her ‘season of other poets.’ My poem, Fallen Villages of the North, is now up. It’s in that collection and was fun to write. You can also read a new poem, No Strings, by Katy Evans-Bush there. The poets still to come are a secret for the moment.
I've submitted a few poems to a magazine – new poems – the first I’ve sent out that have been written since I completed ‘The Opposite of Cabbage’ (other than the Corstorphine, Midnight poem above). I have another three or four that are ready for submission, but can’t decide where to send them…
I’m told that the back of this week’s London Review of Books carries a full page advert for several Salt publications, including my book and Andy Philip’s. I haven’t seen this yet and will no doubt have to make a trip to the city centre to find a copy.