Thursday, 2 March 2017

The Poems: Thursdays

Title: Thursdays.Poems & Playlet in Scots & English by Sheena Blackhall.Published by Lochlands, Maud, Aberdeenshire.Printed by Thistle Reprographics, 55 Holburn Street Aberdeen. Cover: Morven Coutts Blackhall 11/10/1975- 4/7/2016 Cost: £3.00.Copyright: S. Blackhall February 2017 Dedication. This book is dedicated to the memory of the poet's son, Morven Coutts Blackhall. The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living: Marcus Tullius Cicero. Several of these poems were written in February at a Lapidus day-long event. (‘Finding your Place in the Family of Things’, a training day on Therapeutic Writing, which was co-facilitated by Sheena Blackhall & Elaine Reid at the Maggie Centre, in the grounds on Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.Some Scots owersetts of Poems by Jewish Writers are due to appear in Southlight 21. The playlet ‘The Merket Cross’ was written in response to writing workshops at Aberdeen Arts Centre run by the international playwright Peter Arnott. Siskin was inspired by the exquisite photographs by Catriona Low Of Severin Publishing of her resident garden family of the species. Thanks are also due to the ongoing support and encouragement of Les Wheeler, in agreeing to publish this collection.Copyright S. Blackhall

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