Caledonian Everyday Discussion Pt 3 of 3

For the third in the series of Caledonian Everyday discussions (2pm Saturday 16 May, Summerhall) we have a panel comprising foresters (managers and researchers). At the first panel (12 April) we were provided with an historical trajectory of the issues that Forestry Commission managers and researchers have been asked to take on. We started post... Continue Reading →

Caledonian Everyday Discussions Pt 1 of 4

As part of Sylva Caledonia, one of Summerhall's contributions to Edinburgh International Science Festival, we are holding a discussion, Caledonian Everyday in four parts.  The first part will take place on Sunday 12 April at 2pm at Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre). We are very pleased that Paul Tabbush, Chair of the Landscape Research Group (Bio),... Continue Reading →

David Borthwick: Review of Estuary, by Lydia Fulleylove, with artwork by Colin Riches

David Borthwick, who runs the University of Glasgow's masters programme Environment, Culture and Communication at the university's Dumfries Campus, reviews Lydia Fulleylove's Estuary, a new book of poems published by the excellent Two Ravens. Estuaries are, as in the title of one of Raymond Carver’s stories, ‘where water comes together with other water,’ fresh into salt,... Continue Reading →

Mandy Haggith, ed., Into the Forest: An Anthology of Tree Poems (Glasgow: Saraband, 2013), pp. 280. Into the Forest, cover image by Carry Ackroyd (by permission Saraband) An early linkage between literature and ecology in the recent revival of nature writing, Kim Taplan’s book Tongues in Trees (1989) investigated the connection between humans and woodland,... Continue Reading →

David Borthwick: Footings and Entanglements

Dave Borthwick highlights two new books of poetry.  Entanglements is an anthology for which Dave wrote the Introduction, and includes work by amongst others Alec Finlay, Gerry Loose, Em Strang and Jim Carruth.  You can find out more and order from Two Ravens Press. Footings is a new collection of specially commissioned poems focused on... Continue Reading →

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