I was in the Forest Cafe in Edinburgh on Friday, for an evening of poetry and music. The poets were Rachel Fox (who also organised the evening) and Hugh McMillan, with a guest appearance by Claire Askew, who runs the excellent One Night Stanzas site. Rachel gave an excellent reading, mostly from her collection More about the song, and also some new poems. Hugh was on great form, mixing poems from Postcards from the Hedge, with some older and some newer poems. I first heard Hugh read in the 1990’s, and we both graced the pages of the much-missed Cencrastus in that decade – often in the same issues, as I recall.
Between sets we had some great music from some outstanding musicians.