Wednesday, 15 October 2014

An Inside Job: The Poems

Title: An Inside Job. Pamphlet no 106 Poems in Scots & English Published by Lochlands, Maud, Aberdeenshire. Printed by Thistle Reprographics, 55 Holburn Street Aberdeen.Cover: MRI scan of the poet’s head Cost: £3.00. Copyright: S. Blackhall October 2014. Some of these poems were written as the result of a week’s research in Lancashire & the Lake District. Thanks must be given to Stefanie C. Biehl of the School of Psychology, William Guild Building, King's College University of Aberdeen for releasing the cover photo of the MRI scan (taken as part of a research programme). Thanks are also due to the ongoing support and encouragement of Les Wheeler, in agreeing to publish this collection. Other poems were written during Poetic Aberdeen: Creative Writing Workshops led by Dr Adam Hanna. The poem Lapidus was written for the group’s online magazine Autumn issue. Lapidus promotes writing and words for wellbeing through its work with other organisations and support of its members who are interested in, or working with others to encourage, the use of writing for health and wellbeing. ( Three Doric poems were written specially for the Gallowgate Doric Festival 2014, performed at St Margaret’s Episcopal church. The tale, Fair Game, will appear in the Winter edition of the magazine Lallans.