The poem 'Rainy's Wall' can be found on StAnza's Poetry Map of Scotland. George Rainy was a wealthy merchant who had a wall built across the narrowest part of the Isle of Raasay, midway between Brochel Castle and South Arnish, in the early 1840s. http://stanzapoetry.org/blog/poetry-map-scotland-poem-no-273-raasay
The poem 'After the Wave' was awarded special merit in the National Galleries of Scotland Inspired? Writing Competition.
Poetry podcast from the Scottish Poetry Library. Maoilios Caimbeul and I talked to Ryan Van Winkle about poetry, landscape and community. Also, the poem 'Skye' from Dà Thaobh a’ Bhealaich/The Two Sides of the Pass was selected for Best of Scottish Poems 2009. Launch event in March at the Aye Write! festival.
StAnza’s one-day Virtual Poetry Festival: streaming began on the 14 November. Places that took part included Berlin, Amsterdam, Ghent, Skye, Tbilisi, California and Rochester in New York State. The venue for Skye was the Gaelic College, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.
Launch and readings at the Royal Scottish Academy of Dà Thaobh a’ Bhealaich/The Two Sides of the Pass. In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition Research 2009: RSA Awards in Focus, 26th September – 18th October 2009. Also appeared at the Merchant City Festival Writing and Literature Conference, organised by One Magazine, at the Fressh Cafe, Glasgow and at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
Two Ravens Press publishes The Two Sides of the Pass/Dà Thaobh a’ Bhealaich. The poems in the book are a record of the conversations Maoilios Caimbeul/Myles Campbell and I have had about the places we live in, our different backgrounds and the role that the pass has in our lives; it is real pass too, on the Trotternish of the Isle of Skye. Maoilios translated my poems into Gaelic. The book has a number of pencil drawings in it by Eòghann MacColla which adds a unique visual element and level of interpretation to the poems and the places they talk about.
Two Sides of the Pass. The road by the Quiraing, Trotternish, Isle of Skye.