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The Scotsman gets it not quite right again


Imagine my surprise when I clicked on the headline “Poets’ work to form basis of city literature collection” in my daily e-mail from The Scotsman and found it was a report of the poems on pillows commission! As you’ll see if you read the piece, they’ve got rather confused about what is being written when and by whom. As I said in the previous post on the subject, there will be seven or eight postcards. Three of them are the poems that Elspeth, Richard and I are writing inpidually, one will be an excerpt from the renga and three are previously published poems by three other poets they’ve paid for the permission to use. I’m not sure whether the eighth is definite, but it will be a further commissioned poem.

The Scotsman also says that Elspeth, Richard and I are all “city-based”. Well, Lithgae’s a royal burgh but, in spite of West Lothian Council’s plans for expansion, it ain’t no city.

Still, good publicity!

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