Friday, 15 October 2010

The Poems: The Caledonian Anaconda

The Caledonian Anaconda (ISBN 978 1 870978 83 5) was published by Malfranteaux Concepts (46 Portal Crescent Aberdeen AB24 2SP)in 2010, and printed by Thistle Reprographics, 55 Holburn Street Aberdeen. Some of the English poems appear online at Other poems will appear in The World is your Oyster: published by the Forward Press ISBN 9781844185566. The Flicht o the Fite Moch won the Hugh MacDiarmid Trophy in the Sangshaw 2010 competition. The Tree o Life was awarded third prize in the Sangshaw short story competition. Hector the Hoolet & Anely an Act o God were both highly commended in the prose section. Fulfilling part of Blackhall's commitments as Makar of Aberdeen & the North East, two of the songs were specially written for the Gallowgate Doric Celebration, in the 2010 Doric Festival. Another two songs were composed and performed at Gadiefest 2010The wartime poems were written for the Malfranteaux publication, Enough (Nov. 2010) featuring poems by a number of poets. Other pieces will appear in the spring of 2011 in Poems in the Wind,(Malfranteaux publication) featuring a selection of poets. The Twa Faces Bride is published in Causeway Issue No 2, 2010. Some of the material in this pamphlet will feature in Lallans 77.