‘Joan Ure: The Complexity and Wit of an Extraordinary Literary Voice’ – a review of the ‘Nudge’, by Carla Sassi

In a co-production by Brae Editions and GoMA, Glasgow, A Nudge for Joan Ure was presented in the Gallery’s Project Room on Saturday May 11. The following review, by Carla Sassi, Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Verona, was first published, in an edited version, as the ‘Long Letter’ in The Sunday National, May 26. […]

GUATG presents Three by Two, c1960s

Further concerning Joan Ure, these scans were provided by the actress Deirdre Murray. They comprise one of the early programmes of the Glasgow University Arts Theatre Group. With Alison Peebles, Alan Riach and Barbara Rafferty, Deirdre will appear in A Nudge for Joan Ure, at GoMA, Glasgow (2pm, Saturday, 11 May). For information, follow this link.


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, […]

John Purser – visiting Meikle Mochrum

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 […]

‘Personality and energy’ – Stewart Conn on Joan Ure, and on the launch event at Blackwell’s, Edinburgh

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 […]

Ian Brown – Remembering Joan Ure

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 […]