Two very different books for the end of June. Dave Purdie’s achievement in producing a Scots version of Aneirin’s Y Gododdin has been spoken about in Scottish literary circles for some time, but it’s only now seeing the light of day. I’m very proud to be able to publish it. It’s being launched at the Scottish Poetry Library on Wednesday 24th June, at 6.30 pm. If anyone wants an invitation, please contact me. The cover? It’s from a photo I took in Lithuania last year. I think it fits.
Two days later, on Friday 26th June, Mary Johnston’s new book of poetry in the Doric is launched in Dalkeith Library at 7.30. It comes with a CD of Mary reading her wonderful words.
The Calder Wood Press website will have full details on both titles just as soon as I can get it updated – probably Tuesday, as the weather forecast isn’t good.
Further titles planned for later in the year include Kevin Cadwallender, Jane Wilde (no relation to Jayne Wilding or Jane Will), and Lyn Moir. Over the summer I’ll finalise the remainder of the 2010 list.
Calder Wood Press will be represented on the Scottish Pamphlet Poetry stand at the Edinburgh International Book Festival – more news on that later.
I’m off to sit in the garden now, where the bumble bees are quieter than usual on account of I’ve broken my hearing aid.