An Edinburgh Celebration for ‘Walking With Poets’

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Party!

I’m just back from a lovely overnighter in Edinburgh, cared for by Scottish Poetry Library, to celebrate the official end of the wonderful Walking With Poets project.  This summer, the SPL put 4 poets in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s four Gardens across Scotland.  I was lucky enough to be in Logan Garden, in far western Galloway – Scotland with palm trees, a gulf stream garden at the very edge of west.

The party took place in the Lecture Theatre at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, who hosted us wonderfully.

 

 

 

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Gerry Loose reading (and the Big Screen)

Sue Butler, Mandy Haggith, Gerry Loose and I read poems inspired by our residencies and lovely Jennifer L Williams, poet and programme manager at SPL, invited us to tell tales of our time in the RBGE’s Botanic Gardens.  Of which more at http://walkingwithpoets.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Mandy Haggith reading

And we launched one of the most beautiful anthologies ever, edited by Mandy Haggith ‘Into The Forest – An Anthology of Tree Poems’, in which I’m proud to have a poem.  

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