I’m really pleased to be reading in Newington Library with our good friend and excellent poet — Mr Andrew Philip. Andy is one of the finest poets working in Edinburgh and setting up this reading was my way of getting the pleasure of seeing him read again. It will be your pleasure too. So come down to the library and see Andrew and I. Also, there will be some wine. Which is always very nice. Yum.

Here’s the blurby blurb:

An Evening of Poems…

Tue. 23 Nov. 19.00 – 20.00

Featuring Ryan Van Winkle and Andrew Philip. Philip’s ‘The Ambulance box’, has been short-listed for the Forward and Seamus Heany prizes. His moving poems explore loss and discovery while addressing the death of his first child. One of our favourite Edinburgh poets. Ryan Van Winkle is Reader in Residence at the Scottish Poetry Library and his book, ‘Tomorrow, We Will Live Here’ is focused on parting from America. His collection won the Crashaw Prize in 2009.