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Join Tapsalteerie at Citadel Books for the Edinburgh launch of their latest poetry pamphlet.
The follow up to the long sold out Owersettin, Drochaid by A.C. Clarke, Maggie Rabatski and Sheila Templeton is a new collaboration across the three traditional languages of Scotland (Scots, Gaelic, English), and the third instalment in Tapsalteerie’s Biggin Brigs series. These three poets work beautifully together and they have produced another wonderful series of poems.
Also appearing in support will be Tim Craven, reading from Tapsalteerie’s recent publication Lake Effect (‘A triumph of understated wonder’ – Joe Mungo Reed).
A.C. Clarke is an award-winning poet and translator with a background in teaching and university administration. She has five full collections and a number of pamphlets to her name, and in 2019 won the Second Light Long Poem competition for the second time.
Maggie Rabatski is Hebridean by birth but has lived in Glasgow for many years. Her first pamphlet Down From The Dance was shortlisted for the Saltire Society’s First Book of the Year 2011. Her second, Holding, was shortlisted for the 2013 Callum MacDonald Award. Her poem ‘Sacrifice / Ìobairt’ was chosen as one of the SPL’s Best Scottish Poems in 2012.
Sheila Templeton is originally from Aberdeenshire and is widely published in magazines and anthologies. She has won the McCash Scots Language Poetry Award three times, the McLellan Poetry Prize, the Neil Gunn Writing Competition, and was a Makar of the Federation of Writers Scotland.
Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, Tim Craven is completing an AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Edinburgh. He has a BSc in neuroscience from the University of Manchester and a poetry MFA from Syracuse University. Over the past year, Tim was the inaugural writer-in-residence at the Isle of Harris Distillery, had work commissioned for Talbot Rice Gallery’s exhibition, Trading Zone, and was a visiting fellow at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX. He is a creative writing tutor at SUISS.
Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 5DJ United Kingdom