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
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 email@example.com The Orcadian Bookshop Edinburgh Blackwell’s, South Bridge Glasgow Aye-Aye Books Good Press Tell It Slant London James Fergusson Books … Continue reading The Tiny Talent: purchase information
In our notes to the publication The Tiny Talent: Selected Poems by Joan Ure, Richie McCaffery and I allude to the circumstances that led to our joining forces on the project. That a writer and critic then living in Ghent, and a small publishing house based in Orkney should come together for the purposes of … Continue reading ‘It must be about time/ for a change’
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 … Continue reading from Woven by Women (Chapman 27/28, 1980) ‘Joan Ure: 1919-1978’ by Alasdair Gray
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 … Continue reading Launch of The Tiny Talent, at the CCA, Glasgow with Jan McDonald, & friends, Wednesday 12th December, 5.30-7pm.