Monday, 27 March 2017

The Poems: Comings & Goings

Title: Comings & Goings.Poems & Tales in Scots & English by Sheena Blackhall.Published by Lochlands, Maud, Aberdeenshire.Printed by Thistle Reprographics, 55 Holburn Street Aberdeen. Cost: £3.00.Copyright: S.Blackhall March 2017. Dedicated to Skye-Marie Anderson, born on St Patrick’s Day,March 17th 2017. The cover is a Japanese woodblock print by Harumura Tadao, entitled Weak Twilight, 1924. The story ‘Buonamico Buffalmacco: Peinter o Florence’ by Blackhall is due to be published in Lallans. The poem‘The Alternative Tourist Tour of Properties Owned by Nyaffs’ will feature in Pushing Out the Boat magazine, Issue 14. The poems inspired by artefacts from Aberdeen City archive materials, were written by Blackhall as part of a project involving the Mile Long Club at Aberdeen’s Art Centre venue. The Scots Owesett, ‘The Cat Oot o the Pyoke is drawn from 'Wee Windaes' a website on the National Library of Scotland, which showcases examples of Scots language from the 15th century to the present day.Thanks are also due to the ongoing support and encouragement of Les Wheeler, in agreeing to publish this collection.

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