The Tiny Talent: purchase information

The Tiny Talent: Selected Poems by Joan Ure (ISBN 9781907508073, price £7.99) can be ordered through any bookshop, but it is currently in stock at the following: Orkney Stromness Books and Prints (distributor) phone 01856 850565 / email The Orcadian Bookshop Edinburgh Blackwell’s, South Bridge Glasgow Aye-Aye Books Good Press Tell It Slant London James Fergusson Books […]

from Woven by Women (Chapman 27/28, 1980) ‘Joan Ure: 1919-1978’ by Alasdair Gray

Reproduced by kind permission of publisher Joy Hendry on behalf of Chapman Magazine, and by kind permission of the author, Alasdair Gray. Cover image by Marion Thomson. JOAN URE : 1919-1978 Joan Ure the playwright was called Elizabeth Carswell when born near Newcastle, where her father worked as an engineer with Vickers-Armstrong. On her father’s and mother’s […]

Launch of The Tiny Talent, at the CCA, Glasgow with Jan McDonald, & friends, Wednesday 12th December, 5.30-7pm.

First, some background. Late last year, after Richie McCaffery and I had decided to seek to publish a centenary selection of poems by Joan Ure, one of the first people we contacted was Professor Emerita Jan McDonald, formerly James Arnott Professor of Drama at the University of Glasgow, and we are delighted to confirm that she […]

Launch at Blackwell’s, Edinburgh, with Alison Peebles, Tuesday 11th December, 6.30pm

Alison Peebles is an award-winning Scottish actress and director in theatre, film, and television in a career spanning over thirty years. Trained as an artist at Edinburgh College of Art, she co-founded the celebrated Communicado Theatre Company and was noted for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth in Michael Boyd’s seminal production of Macbeth at The Tron Theatre. She was nominated […]

December Launches of ‘The Tiny Talent: Selected Poems by Joan Ure’

Edinburgh (11th) and Glasgow (12th): At Blackwell’s, South Bridge, Edinburgh; 6.30-8.00pm, Tuesday 11th December 2018. A selection of the poems will be read by Alison Peebles. Tickets are free and available via Eventbrite. At CCA, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow; 5.30-7.00pm, Wednesday 12th December 2018. The poems will be read by Jan McDonald and Richie McCaffery. […]

Happy Paul Violi Day

A friend wrote from Spain this morning to wish me ‘Happy Paul Violi Day’, on what would have been the New York poet’s 74th birthday. He hoped, he added, to read some of Paul’s poetry online later. I misunderstood, imagining a kind of digital reprise of the small event that he and I and some […]