Tag Archives: The Scottish Poetry Library

The Great Slowing Down versus Poet MacDiarmid (1)

I find in recent years two phenomena have influenced my diminished ability to write reflectively on ‘what’s happening’ (ie to maintain this blog). One is distracting phrases form in my mind with big, mock-serious, near-Germanic capitals at their heads: the … Continue reading

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Mourning and Monsters, 2

(In which we perhaps learn more about the monsters, and the Makarship, than the mourning…) At the end of the short filmed interview he conducted with me after my gaining the Dundee Makarship in 2013, the late Jim Stewart was … Continue reading

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Robo-Burns: The Orfeon Translates

(By way of xenochronicitous – AKA late – celebration of the birth o the Bard, here’s an machine-generated curio.  The Bulgarian poet Kristin Dimitrova completed a translation of one of my Burns poems – there’s mair – back in 2009 … Continue reading

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