Thanks for this. Since it's the school holidays I might just get a chance to listen.
Ruth was one of my early poetry mentors, at an Arvon course in the 1990s. She was constructive, incisive, erudite, and extremely supportive. We've been firm friends ever since. She's not averse to letting her hair down, though. At StAnza a few years back she was an enthusiastic participant in a sing-song in the Byre bar, with me, Jackie Kay (and her Mum and Dad), Pascale Petit, Daljit Nagra and several others.
I hope you do, I quite enjoyed it!colin, sounds great, I'd love to go on an arvon course!
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