Goodbye Logan Botanic Garden #gardenpoet

This morning I tied the last Poem to Hang in a Walled Garden onto the Poet Tree, and took a few photos of it today. Then Frances arrived from Scottish Poetry Library, and I began to realise that actually there were lots of people in the Garden who’d come to listen to our ‘Goodbye Garden Poet’ event. In fact the room filled and filled, and … Continue reading Goodbye Logan Botanic Garden #gardenpoet

The Dark Farms at EAFS

I’m really looking forward to the very first Environmental Arts Festival Scotland (EAFS), taking place across Dumfries and Galloway on 30th August to 2nd September.  It’s got an ambitious and exciting programme aimed at exploring new ways to connect with environment, nature and place. Better yet, EAFS have asked me to read from my poetry pamphlet ‘The Dark Farms’ (Roncadora Press) – because it’s all … Continue reading The Dark Farms at EAFS

#gardenpoet at Logan Botanic Garden

It’s hard to believe I’ve nearly been here for a week.  Logan really is the most wonderful place!  To start with, the sun has shone daily, I can always, distantly, hear the roar of the Irish Sea, and the palm trees tickle the bluest skies. I’m working as poet in residence for Walking With Poets, set up by Scottish Poetry Library and Botanic Gardens of … Continue reading #gardenpoet at Logan Botanic Garden