Tuesday, December 01, 2009

So it's not been a great year for poetry writing - pregnancy and babies and toddlers haven't helped at all!

However this month is pretty good for me - I've got the three poems coming up in the Edinburgh Review plus three poems in the next Poetry Scotland, due out very soon.

Also Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust are publishing a ‘Carry a Poem’ anthology to be distributed free throughout Edinburgh next February which I have contributed to. Here's a quote from the website of what the anthology is about:

"As part of our ‘Carry a Poem’ campaign, we’re collecting people’s tales about poems that matter to them. We’re encouraging everyone to think about their vital poems and the stories that lie behind them, and we’re keen to learn about the poem choices of people all over Scotland, from all walks of life."

A fun idea! I wrote about WCW's To A Poor Old Woman which I memorised during my pregnancy (as challenged by Rachel!).

10 comments:

James Owens said...

Congratulations! Publishing does seem to come in waves --- but doesn't it feel good when you are on the crest?

Titus said...

Ride that wave! Stuff to smile about - congratulations.

Sorlil said...

thanks guys, I don't get many waves of publication so it's very exciting when it happens!

swiss said...

edinburgh review? nice one!

Sorlil said...

thanks swiss

Rachel Fox said...

You and your plums are doing marvellously. Clever Mummy.
x

Sorlil said...

lol, thanks rachel. I don't feel much clever at the moment - I really would forget my head if it wasn't screwed on!

Roxana said...

wow, fabulous! i still remember your reading of that poem, it made quite an impression on me!
congratulations...

:-)

Michelle said...

Congratulations, Sorlil! Definitely something to be celebrated.

Sorlil said...

thanks guys :)