Gaun Yersel, Ryan!
And the first blogly act of 2010 is to congratulate all those shortlisted for Salt’s 2009 Crashaw Prize, not least Ryan Van Winkle, the reader in residence at the Scottish Poetry Library and one of those forces for the good of (Scottish) poetry hid away in the Forest. It is much deserved and I have everything available crossed for Ryan. In the meantime, you can sample some of Ryan’s work in The Golden Hour Book ii.
In other news, I have vague plans to do one of those “books of 2010” and other similarly seasoned posts — fashionably late, obviously. Life, however, may yet get in the way.