Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Winners of the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition

l to r, Vicki Husband, Eddie Gibbons, Wayne Price, Kate Miller, Arthur Leung. Full details and an excerpt from Kate Miller's winning poem After the Ban are here.

Kate Miller (1st prize)

Wayne Price (2nd prize)

Arthur Leung (3rd prize)

Eddie Gibbons (runner-up)

Vicki Husband (runner-up)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Book Festival

I was through in Edinburgh yesterday at the prizegiving ceremony of the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition. Prizes were indeed won, and presented, but pictures of the winners won't be forthcoming until later in the week, once the official announcement has been put up on the Vital Synz website. In the meantime, here are some pics of the judges and some scenes from the Book Festival...

David Kinloch and judges.

David Kinloch

Richard Price

Donny O'Rourke

Colette Bryce

Michael Schmidt

Some of the damper parts of the Book Festival are staffed by ducks.

One of the damper parts of the Book Festival.




Friday, August 15, 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008

Night and Day

More experiments with Autostitch. Click to get it at a sensible size.

Sunday, August 03, 2008


Having sucessfully negotiated the curly approaches to the Tunnel, I headed over to see Alison, Michael and Andrew who were in the garden admiring their wildflowers:

and vegetables:

Andrew was in his baby gym, which scares me as it has a giraffe with a rainbow coming out of its head. But he is made of sterner stuff, as you can see: