Poetry and Landscape with Angus Reid

Angus Reid is a painter, poet, film and theatre makerarchitectural criticcomposer 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.

Angus Reid is a writer, filmmaker and artist.  He has published three volumes of poetry, The Gift and White Medicine and the forthcoming Book of Days.  His plays include How to Kill, The Trouble with the Dead, Moon-Calf, Believer, Pri?e iz Bunara, Mundus et Infans and Kako Okrogla je Zemlja.  His films include How to Kill, Brotherly Love, The Ring, Bengal Bicycle Diary and the forthcoming Primary School Musical! His work has won many national and international awards, including ‘Best Central European Documentary Feature’ for The Ring, which has yet to be screened in the UK.  More information can be found at www.angusreid.co.uk