Diana Hendry, Where I Was

Diana Hendry’s Where I Was is her first pamphlet for Mariscat since her acclaimed Twelve Lilts: Psalms and Responses. This sequence of poems is a kind of ‘I remember, I remember’ portrait of the house in the Wirral where she grew up in the post-war years. The house speaks to the child and the child speaks to the house. The novelist and poet Elizabeth Cook has described the poems as ‘pungent and mysterious and deeply evocative.’

Diana Hendry has written over 40 books for children (including the Whitbread Award-winning Harvey Angell) and seven collections of poems. She lives in Edinburgh. http://www.dianahendry.co.uk

Richie McCaffery, First Hare

A new gathering of Richie McCaffery’s pellucid poems of love, life and family – imbued with a Northumbrian flavour.

McCaffery is a poet, critic and independent scholar of Scottish literature. He has published two collections with Nine Arches Press and two pamphlets, including Spinning Plates (HappenStance 2012). He lives in Alnwick, Northumberland.

Dilys Rose, Stone the Crows

An entertaining gathering of Dilys Rose’s witty, expertly crafted and sharply observant poems: on birds (she’s very good on birds), clothes (equally good), various Scottish daftnesses and more.

Rose is a poet, short story writer and novelist. She grew up in Glasgow but has lived in Edinburgh for many years. She has published four poetry collections and eight books of fiction. Her third collection was shortlisted for the SAC/Sundial Award. http://www.dilysrose.com

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