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Callum Macdonald Memorial Award 2014

"The 2014 Callum Macdonald Memorial Award has been won by Perjink Press for 'The angel and the aipple', by Mary Johnston.

The award recognises outstanding examples of pamphlet poetry publishing with a connection to Scotland or Scottish culture.

Publisher Dorothy Lawrenson received the winner's cheque for £800 and the Callum Macdonald Quaich at a ceremony in the National Library of Scotland on 15 May.

As the winning poet, Mary can look forward to a two-week residency as the Michael Marks Poet in Residence at Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece in July."

The above is taken from the NLS website - I'm delighted to have won such a prestigious award!

There is a link on my "Links" page to the NLS website.

Makar Ben the Hoose

Some links are now on my links page that will take you to the various articles etc. done recently by the Scots Language Society. The interview has been delayed but I'll post information here nearer the time.

2014 - things happening!

I've just had a long chat with Michael Hance Director of Scots Language Society and at last have a better idea of what is expected of me as their "Poet in Virtual Residence" I suppose that should be "Makar in Virtual Residence."
They have a number of recordings of me reading which they can use and they will send me a list of what they already have on file.

Freda Morrison whom you may have heard on BBC Scotland is to interview me (Pod cast what ever that is!) for the Society probably in February.

I'll try to put a link on the site here so that you can go direct to the podcast.

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