Free Reads & Book Reviews
This collection of poems was inspired by my experiences during collaboration with Orla Stevens to celebrate the centenary of George Mackay Brown. They also mark International Refugee Day, and were shared at the George Mackay Brown Memorial Garden, Stromness, Saturday, 25th June.
The Tern – inspired by the birds around the Peedie Sea.
Key – A wee poem, cobbled together at writing group. My subject was singing…
Wonderlust – inspired by the walk to school (over snails)
Margaret’s Lookout – inspired by a visit to St Olav’s Cemetery
Cutting Willow – inspired by winter gardening.
George Mackay Brown 20th anniversary celebration poems.
Magnus 900 poems
Listener – a dark Orcadian tale, winner of the 2015 George Mackay Brown Fellowship Writing Competition..
Jeopardy – all is not what it seems between two old friends on a shopping trip to Sydney.
Widow Kharms’ Guesthouse – inspired by a book on Russian Absurdist Literature. Russia’s Lost Literature of the Absurd Selected works of Danil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky Translated and edited by George Gibian, 1974.
Hostel – two walkers find good company.
Reading fuels writing. This is a selection of reviews for books I have recently read as well as events and activities I have attended or been involved with. If you have a response to anything I have written please drop me a line. I take on a small amount of work writing paid reviews for literary journals.