March 26, 2012
Poetry and Landscape with Angus Reid
Angus Reid is a painter, poet, film and theatre maker, architectural critic, composer and he has a stunning exhibit at Axolotl gallery on Dundas Street, Edinburgh. I’ll be reading some poems with Reid and Henry Marsh to celebrate the exhibit composed of six funky sonnets mirroring the six summits Reid walked in the Pentlands — an emotional, evocative, windy, journey. When I was asked to read some poems along with him and Mash, I was happy to accept. The space is very beautiful, the poems good. Come, sit on the floor with us, have some wine, talk about the walk, the cold, the wind. Hope to see you there:
Thursday, 29 March — 19.00: Journey: Poetry and Landscape with Angus Reid and Henry Marsh — Axolotl Gallery, 35 Dundas Street. We’ll be reading, walking in our minds, drinking, maybe singing, talking and – of course – enjoying the fantastic artwork in the gallery. This is the final show for Axolotl on Dundas, so do come and enjoy the space one more time. You’ll like it.
Henry Marsh was born in Broughty Ferry, Dundee in 1944. He now lives in Midlothian. His working life has been spent teaching English, with a bit of philosophy. Henry began writing poetry in 2000 following the death of a friend, a Gaelic Bard, Donald MacDonald of South Lochboisdale. Four collections of his work have been published to date: A First Sighting, A Turbulent Wake, The Guidman’s Daughter and The Hammer And The Fire. He was invited to read at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2008.