To read an OPOI Review of The Tiny Talent, by Charlotte Gann, open page and click here.
In October 2018, the Lives of Letters network announced that a one-day workshop, ‘Carcanet at 50: Poetry Publishers, Archives and the Digital Revolution’, would be taking place at the John Rylands Library, Manchester, on January 17. What follows below, for the record, is the text of the contribution made there by Richie McCaffery and myself, … Continue reading TINY – SMALL?
As the latest in our growing collection of tributes to the writer Joan Ure, and reflections on her work, we're delighted to present a remembrance generously contributed by the composer, playwright and author John Purser. Born in Glasgow in 1942 and now living in Skye, Purser is one of Scotland’s most important cultural ambassadors. His award-winning radio … Continue reading John Purser – visiting Meikle Mochrum
Thanks to our friend the poet and playwright Stewart Conn for drawing our attention to this feature on Joan Ure, the author of the poetry in our latest publication, and the topic of many of the posts below. The feature was published in the February 1979 Newsletter of the Scottish Society of Playwrights, and it … Continue reading SSP Newsletter – ‘The Vital Witness’
In an earlier post, we republished Alasdair Gray's 1980 article on Joan Ure. As noted, this had featured in the Woven by Women issue of Chapman magazine. The favour was arranged only a week or so before the launches on December 11-12th, but as well as immediately agreeing, the editor Joy Hendry kindly offered to contribute to the launch at … Continue reading Joy Hendry responds to Joan Ure’s ‘Tiny Talent’
THE TINY TALENT: Selected Poems by Joan Ure a postscript to the Edinburgh launch / Blackwell’s Bookshop 11th Dec 2018 Editor’s note: At the conclusion of the Edinburgh launch, which featured readings by Joy Hendry and Alison Peebles, we were surprised and blushingly delighted when Stewart Conn, the poet and playwright, rose from the audience to … Continue reading ‘Personality and energy’ – Stewart Conn on Joan Ure, and on the launch event at Blackwell’s, Edinburgh
Previewing the Glasgow launch for The Tiny Talent on 7/12/18, we suggested that what might emerge from all the possibilities available was a 'Foy' for Joan Ure. Happily this is pretty much what took place, the programme reforming itself over the final few days in response to general good will and the generosity of a number of … Continue reading Ian Brown – Remembering Joan Ure