It's amazing to see Tract on this list over at The Well Review. I hope to be able to read all of the shortlisted pamphlets in some form at some point in the future.
As the idea of in-person launches for books has come to feel outlandishly germy and we are all resigning ourselves to more confinement, it's good to see Fran Lock's review of Almarks, (edited by Jim Mainland and Mark Ryan Smith, Culture Matters): 'Almark is the Shetland word for a straying sheep: one that breaks through … Continue reading Fran Lock on Almarks: An Anthology of Radical Poetry from Shetland
LINK: Creative Economy, Policy, and the Pandemic in Scotland’s Island Communities – EuropeNow (europenowjournal.org) Part of EuropeNow's special feature, Rurality in Europe, and also their series on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This 'celebration of fiction in its shortest form' (13 whole words in my case) will be out in December and is available for pre-order from The Common Breath.
Looking forward to the eventual, covid-19-safe IRL launch of Almarks: An Anthology of Radical Poetry from Shetland, edited by Jim Mainland and Mark Ryan Smith, published by Culture Matters and reviewed by Neil Young here (Under 'Islands in the thick of it'). One day!
Mairi McFadyen's reflections on the commons, the 'creative economy' and our recent Shoormal conference (among many other things!) in Bella Caledonia: 'The Creative Economy? Towards a Culture of Possibility'.
This was lovely, especially as a chance to direct people towards Elizabeth Parker's Sampler, a personal obsession and the best thing in the V&A.
My article 'The Place of Shetland Knitting' is now available in the journal Textile: Cloth and Culture. Abstract Shetland has become synonymous with certain kinds of knit textiles, which have influenced the development of its landscape, economy, and relationship to other places. Three distinct elements are important when considering Shetland knitting in relation to place: … Continue reading ‘The Place of Shetland Knitting’ in Textile: Cloth and Culture
Poem: Leisure Waters