Tuesday, 15 June 2021

The Poems: Ice Cream Dreams

Title: Ice Cream Dreams : Pamphlet no 169 Cover: free Vector download Published by Malfranteaux Concepts Printed by Retro Overflow Copyright: Sheena Blackhall June 2021 Many of the poems were inspired by works in the Aberdeen Artists online exhibition, June 2021. Protectrix was commissioned by BBC Radio 3’s The Verb programme, broadcast on 11th June 2021, presented by Ian McMillan.Thanks are due to Malfranteaux Concepts for publishing this volume, and to the creator of the cover image.Sheena Blackhall c. June 2021

Friday, 28 May 2021

The Poems: Spoiler Alert!

Acknowledgements Title: Spoiler Alert : Pamphlet no 168 Cover: Free Clipart Image Published by Malfranteaux Concepts Printed by Retro Overflow Copyright: Sheena Blackhall 2021 A section within these poems was written on a full day’s researching Upper Deeside with the storyteller & photographer, Grace Banks. Her extensive knowledge of the names of the flora & fauna of the natural world helped greatly when I wrote the poems. She also communicates with birds by mimicking their calls. Some poems are owersetts in Scots from the free online course, Future Learning, Poetry of the Holocaust from Yad Vashem. Sheena Blackhall c. May 2021

Thursday, 13 May 2021

The Poems: Hard Listening

Acknowledgements Title: Hard Listening : Pamphlet no 167 Cover: inner ear vintage engraving Published by Malfranteaux Concepts Printed by Retro Overflow Copyright: Sheena Blackhall 2021 Death Echoes was inspired by the pamphlet ‘Redemption’, by the poet Ananda, (Stephen Parr). The Birthplace of Treasure Island & the poem Braemar were prompted by performing at St Margaret’s Church, Braemar, filmed as part of a series of concerts funded by a grant of £20,000 from the Performance Arts Venues Recovery Fund.Sheena Blackhall c. May 2021

Thursday, 25 March 2021

The Poems: (166) A Bard's Life

Sheena Blackhall, A Bard’s Life, paperback, 110pp, 210x135mm. ISBN 978-1-8384052-2-9 rrp £9.99 Published 2021 by Rymour Books, 45 Needless Road, Perth.PH2 OLE https://www.rymour.co.uk Cover design by Ian Spring Typeset in Bembo, printed & bound by Imprint Digital Seychelles Farm, Upton Pyne, Exteter. A CIP catalogue record for this book is availablefrom the British Library. Poet, scholar, singer, storyteller, artist; Sheena Blackhall is a prolific and much-admired author from the North-east of Scotland. This enthralling collection follows her life from rural Aberdeenshire to the far-flung corners of the world searching for poems. As the title, A Bard‘s Life, would suggest, it‘s a kind of autobiography. It‘s told as a sequence of poems and short stories, illustrated with family photos and her own drawings, with a preface by Alan Pence..

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

The Poems : Skin(2)

Title: Skin (2) : Pamphlet no 165, Cover: a detail from Michaelangelo’s Last Judgement. Published by Malfranteaux Concepts. Printed by Retro Overflow Copyright: Sheena Blackhall 2021. The cover is a detail from Michaelangelo’s Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel. It represents St Bartholomew holding his flayed skin, thought to be a portrait of Michaelangelo himself. In her Higher Art class Blackhall won the James McBey Art essay prize for her composition on Michaelangelo’s Last Judgement.
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Monday, 1 February 2021

The Poems: Singing like Pavarotti

Title: Singing Like Pavarotti: Pamphlet no 164. Cover: Silent Scream: Surreal Photoshop Manipulation Tutorial.Published by Malfranteaux Concepts Printed by Retro Overflow Copyright: Sheena Blackhall February 2021 Limited Edition of 50 Thanks are due to Malfranteaux Concept for publishing this volume, and to the creator of the cover image.“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”― Rumi  

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

The Poems: An Infestation of Clocks

Title: An Infestation of Clocks: Pamphlet no 163 Cover:It isTime Photoshop Manipulation by njakkk (on pin interest) Published by Malfranteaux Concepts Printed by Retro Overflow Copyright: Sheena Blackhall January 2021