Sunday, July 18, 2021

Tarkovsky: 3rd edition out in September


The new (third) edition of Andrei Tarkovsky is published on 21 September by Kamera Books. It's revised and updated, and has a slightly different cover. You can pre-order a copy here.

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

The Dream in the Mirror -- Released Today

Our documentary, The Dream in the Mirror, is released today as part of Criterion's new Blu-ray and DVD of Tarkovsky's The Mirror (1975). Our film features interviews with Tarkovsky's sister, Marina, and her husband, the late Aleksandr Gordon; composer Eduard Artemyev; critics Mark Le Fanu, Dmitri Salynsky, Vladimir Golstein, Stephanie Sandler, and Vida Johnson; and translators Kitty Hunter-Blair and Layla Alexander-Garrett. You can order a copy here.

This film is part of our ongoing series of films, Andrei Tarkovsky: Cinema of Dreams, more details of which can be found here.

The next chapter of the film, due for release in 2022, will be on The Sacrifice. I'll post more details here when I have them.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Appearance at Edinburgh Literary Salon: 29 June 2021

I'll be doing a short interview/chat at the Edinburgh Literary Salon on Tuesday 29 June 2021, 1800 (UK time). 

It's free to attend, but you need to get tickets here.

The Salon is publishing an anthology of writing by salon regulars, Lost, Looking and Found which will be out in August, in time for the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The anthology is being made in collaboration with publishing students from Edinburgh Napier University. My contribution is a poem.

Anyway, see you tomorrow!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Poetry Lit Reading 4th June

I'll be doing a poetry reading on 4th June 2021, organised by the excellent Poetry Lit series. Details and tickets can be found here.

Meanwhile, my pamphlet The Girl Who Got onto the Ferry in Citizen Kane, is available from Templar Poetry.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

'Men with Guns' Shorlisted for Fish Poetry Prize


My poem 'Men with Guns' has been shortlisted for the 2021 Fish Poetry Prize, judged by former US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. More info here. The piece is a bit of family folklore, recounting my grandfather's experiences during the Larne Gun Running of 1914.

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Poetry Reading with John Glenday et al at The Bakehouse tonight


I'll be taking part in an online poetry reading this evening, Saturday 6 March 2021, organised by The Bakehouse in Gatehouse of Fleet. Star attraction is the estimable and wondrous John Glenday; I will be one of the poets reading in the second half of the evening.

The reading starts at 1930 tonight. More info here.  

Friday, February 05, 2021

Now on Ko-fi


You can now support me by "buying me a coffee" here This is, of course, a euphemism for offering modest financial support. But if you do need to know, I am quite partial to lattes with oat milk; but my real favourite hot drink is a hot white chocolate:-)