February 26, 2012
A Poetry Association of Scotland Joint: 29 February, SPL
I’ll be doing a little poetry talking at the very nice Poetry Association of Scotland reading. It will be my first Edinburgh reading in something like 6 months and in the very wonderful Scottish Poetry Library, with the very amazing Andrew Forster who I last saw on a train. That last detail was pretty irrelevant. Anyway, Andrew is a very good poet. But don’t take my word for it. Our friend, poet, critic and fan-boy crush Vicki Feaver says his poems have ‘the visual power of paintings’ and the ‘depth and narrative structure of novels’. I will try not to embarrass myself in front of Andrew. You should come too, if only to see me fail.
The Poetry Association of Scotland presents two poets who write about desire, regret and loss but with a life-affirming warmth and perception. Telling stories full of people and places, exploring moments of significance and discovery.