Free Event!

free event



20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR.

Call 0131 552 7171 or visit to find directions.


Join me, Edinburgh’s Poetry Reader in Residence, for a short reading of extracts from The Lost World and poems to match. Then follow our new exhibit — The Lost World Poetry Trail — which leads you on an adventure around the green house teeming with rare plants and petals of poetry.

You can also claim a free copy of The Lost World while stocks last!

A lovely excuse to hang out in the temperate palm house of the Royal Botanic Garden.


Saturday: 01 February 2009, 1-1.20pm

How Much?


If you are wondering why you should attend this unique poetry event think about this:

  • Maximum temperature: 17ºC
  • Minimum temperature: 16ºC
  • Relative humidity: 60%

Sounds cozy, doesn’t it? I hope to do a reading soon at the Turkish Baths in Portobello. Watch this space.

Further, the Palm House features the Wollemi Pine which was only discovered in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales in 1994. This has been described as the “Botanical Discovery of the Century” while Slumdog Millionare is only the “the feel-good film of the decade.” Not nearly as impressive.

I’ll be reading my own work as well as poems by Rudyard Kipling, Kei Miller, Jane McKie, Miroslav Holub, Vicki Feaver, Tim Turnbull and Aleksandar Ristovic. A good excuse to visit one of the most inspirational places in Edinburgh. I hope to see you there!

Part of The Lost World Read 2009 citywide reading campaign.