August 6, 2010
At The Golden Hour a few months ago Mr. Rodge Glass (Editor, Prize-Winning Biographer, Novelist, Musician and general kind of “allright dude“) mentioned he was editing a collection of New Scottish Fiction. I said I wish I wrote fiction so I could be in the book amongst the other amazing writers he’d lined up (listed below — check it — they are the real deal). I was jealous. I wanted to be in an anthology of New Scottish Fiction. I wanted to be in because it sounded too good. Not only are the authors all top-shelf but the book is not political in the sense that it doesn’t seek to define Scottish-ness. The anthology is a representation of The Now. The people who are living and creating in this country at This Moment. I liked that notion. It seemed to cut through a lot of the Talk Talk Talk surrounding Scottish Publishing. Anyway, Mr. Rodge said I could try my hand at a poem to kind of open or maybe even close the book. I thought about doors and Scotland and what it means to be a writer. I watched Arrested Development. I read comic books. I went to Berlin. I sent Mr. Rodge the poem. Mr. Rodge liked the poem. Mr. Rodge put it in his book of New Scottish Fiction. So, how about that — I’ve got a poem in a book of New Scottish Fiction amongst names so fine you can lose a day just going through their websites.Trust me: Buy the Book.
Have a look at the other great people involved below. Then go Buy the Book.
And Come to an Open Door Gig at the Book Fest’s Spiegeltent!
Monday, 30 August, 9pm – Edinburgh International Book Festival, Spiegeltent — FREE
The Year Of Open Doors: Music Night
There will be poems from me & The Alan Bissett
My poem is in The Year of Open Doors — a very excellent collection of new Scottish Fiction. It is quality. It features great new stories from people like:
Check Out Cargo Publishing’s Website for News, Contests, Videos and all things Open Doorsy — See you at the Gig!
And here is Mr. Rodge explaining what he was doing.