My 12th collection of poems, Coracle, is now out from SPCK in London. It was coracles that were used by the Celts in their crossings of the sea roads between Ireland and Scotland, and I am thinking of those journeys in the book, and of the metaphor of journeying in wider terms. Sometimes it's much more about journeys of the heart than any literal ones: the searches for meaning in the complexity of circumstances beyond our control. This is a collection that attempts to look head-on at the hardest of places in that struggle, not trying to give neat answers, but rather to search honestly the darkness of the struggle.
This summer I'm going to be writing my book on the Sami people and on the Arctic as a whole, but I'm also looking ahead to events in the autumn and the winter. A few places remain on the writing course at the Columba Hotel on Iona (9-15 October inclusive), and on an earlier writing retreat at Boswell House in Montrose (29 - 31st August inclusive).
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