I met Andrew Philip for lunch today in the Angels Espresso café on the Canongate. It was good to catch up with him and to exchange our current manuscripts. I’ve only had time to glance at the first three poems so far – good stuff!
Tomorrow evening (Wednesday 18th July), I plan to take in a poetry reading in the Forest Café, 3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, from 8pm. Elizabeth Gold, an American poet I ran into at StAnza earlier this year (she had a poem selected for George Szirtes’s masterclass), is one of the readers. I don’t know the venue, but it’s described as having a “hippie vibe,” which could be either bad or good.