pages, poems, and paper

publications: poems and words in:


Event Magazine 44.2 Autumn 2015, Five poems. For details about the magazine and its digital edition see


Words from an Island, No. 1 Island Life, Skye Reading Room – Seòmar Leughaidh Anthology,

edited by Meg Bateman, 2013


Scottish PEN’s on-line magazine New Writing, PENning Steps, 2011


These Islands, We Sing: An Anthology of Scottish Islands Poetry, edited by Kevin MacNeil, Polygon, 2011


Scottish Poetry Library website: Best Scottish Poems, ‘a scuttleful of modern poetry’, 2009, edited by Andrew Greig,


Dà Thaobh a’ Bhealaich/ The Two Sides of the Pass, Two Ravens Press, 2009. Co-Authored with Maoilios Caimbeul. ‘A unique, fully bilingual poetic dialogue between two poets who literally and figuratively inhabit two sides of a mountain pass.’ For information about the book, please contact the authors.


Hurried Water: art piece with Caroline Dear, 2008  2008

Scrap, a book of poems produced with Robert Arnold, 2004

City of Walls, CD produced by Paul Mounsey & João Vasconcelos, 2003


and magazines such as Northwords Now; Literal World Magazine; The Eildon Tree;

Nerve Magazine.


non fiction:


Objects, belief and power in Mid-Victorian England – the origins of the Victoria & Albert Museum: Objects of Knowledge: ed. Dr. Susan Pearce, Athlone Press, 1990.


past events include:


The Reading Room/Seomar Leughaidh. Solo evening event in February 2016 with some more recent poems. Readings with Maoilios Caimbeul, Jen Hadfield and  Kevin MacNeil, during 2011.


University of the Highlands and Islands West Highland College, Portree: poetry workshop: 'how to make dull words glisten.' Approaches to writing poetry, 2011


StAnza 2011, 16-20th March, St Andrews, Fife


Imprint 2010: East Ayrshire Book Festival 10th November 2010, Burns Monument Centre, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire and school visits to Onthank Primary and Grange Academy


Poetry evening in Kildonan Church, Sutherland, May 2010


Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival: Launch of Best Scottish Poems 2009 7th March 2010


StAnza Virtual Poetry Festival, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, 14th Nov. 2009


Launch event for the Two Sides of the Pass  Readings with the authors and discussion with the artist, Royal Scottish Academy, 26th Sept. 2009


One Magazine, The 2nd Annual Merchant City Festival Writing and Literature Conference, Glasgow, 26th Sept. 2009


Cuairt nam Bàrd/ Ceòl’s Craic, Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, 26th Sept. 2009,


Belladrum Festival, the Read Bed, Aug. 2009

‘Treasure from the Isles’ Edinburgh Ceilidh Culture Event, Leith, 2008

Ouessant Book Festival, Brittany, France, 2007

Taigh Chearsbhagh poetry group, 2007

Fragments & Whispers: Scottish Book Trust/Lochan Arts, 2006

Staffin Trust: Museum of the Environment, 2006

An Tuireann: Poetry Reading with Brian Johnstone, 2005

The Jewel Box: Six Poetry Festivals for the year, 2000