First, the bad news:

Don Paterson on Shakespeare’s Sonnets at the SPL is Sold Out.

Now, the amazingly good news!

Free Don Paterson Reading on 10 March – 6pm

On 10th March, poet Don Paterson, Scottish poet, writer and jazz musician will be reading from his work at the University of Edinburgh.  Don, who has collected all the major UK awards for his work, was made an OBE in the 2008 Birthday Honours List and this year was awarded the (rarely bestowed) Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.  Don is Picador’s poetry editor and also teaches in the School of English at St. Andrews.  This free event will take place at 6pm in the Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 1.(11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE.)

Isn’t that nice? Here’s Don  swinging at Edinburgh Library: part of “Words and Music of Cool America”.


And an amazing poem, read by Mr. Don himself. A teaser: