In this podcast you will hear, quite clearly I think, what Ryan sounds like when he has a man-sized crush on another man. Yes, it is me in conversation with the ‘mallsy’ Ewan Morrison. Frankly, this chat really doesn’t have a whole lot to do with poetry but we do make a lot of jokes, hear some great stories about malls and talk about the desecration of public spaces. There is sadness, joy, comedy and, yes, I think real ‘sparks’ between Mr. Ewan and I. Please enjoy.

Ewan Morrison

Scottish literary powerhouse Ewan Morrison – filmmaker, novelist and short-story writer – talks to Ryan at the Edinburgh International Book Festival about the poetry of the shopping mall, his latest multimedia project. Produced by Colin Fraser of Anon Poetry Magazine and @anonpoetry. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle at @forpub. Mail: and tweet @byleaveswelive

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About Ewan Morrison

Ewan Morrison Ewan Morrison is the author of the novels, Menage, Distance and Swung and of the short story collection The Last Book you Read.

He worked as a writer-director in television and film for ten years, directed over 200 hours of television, has been nominated for three BAFTA’s and is the winner of a Royal Television Society Best Drama Award. He was script writer in residence in New York from 2002 to 2005 with Madstone Films.

Ewan has recently been awarded a Scottish Arts Council writers bursary for a book of short stories entitled TALES FROM THE MALL. He has also recently been awarded a six week writers residency at Cove Park – an innovative artist and writers retreat on the banks of Loch Long, Scotland.